On Thursday night, July 20, three people were shot and killed in the city’s Olney neighborhood, including the son of well-known local rapper and podcaster Gillie Da King.
Just before 8:30 p.m., a shooting took place close to the intersection of Mascher Street and Nedro Avenue.
Police arrived and discovered two gunshot victims, including Devin Spadey, 25, who had been shot in the back, about a block away. Spadey was declared dead at Einstein Medical Center after they had taken those two there.
The 25-year-old victim was YNG Cheese, Gillie’s son, according to numerous witnesses who were present at the crime scene.
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Wallo, Gillie’s cousin and cohost on the podcast, wrote on Instagram-
Lil Cuz usually when I talk to you, I got a lot to tell you. Tonight the pain in my heart & tears spoke to you. I love you beyond life Cheese. I got your father, Rest Well!
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Gillie has also been known as Gillie Da Kid. The other two victims of the incident, a 28-year-old guy and a 31-year-old man, are both in stable condition at Einstein.
Police are still investigating who shot these three individuals and why. We haven’t heard from Gillie yet. He’ll be hosting Gillie Fest at Franklin Music Hall next Saturday night. There will be a concert and a comedy show to celebrate his birthday.
Gillie Da Boy Fans Pay Tribute to His Late Son Online
Fans of YNG Cheese and his father paid tribute to him as soon as word of his death spread on social media. Here are some other condolences expressed in response on Twitter:
Prayers up for Gillie da Kid & his family.
No parent should outlive their child. 🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/NXN6IhtVAt
— NUFF (@nuffsaidny) July 21, 2023
Prayers up for Gillie Da Kid 🙏🏾🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/mIWgJgpZvd
— Bostic (@STR8BIZ) July 21, 2023
Gillie Da Kid’s son “YNG Cheese” has reportedly passed away. Prayers up to Gillie and his family 🕊️🙏 pic.twitter.com/wcxeFfohzh
— Daily Loud (@DailyLoud) July 21, 2023
Police Confirm Gillie Da Kid son was shot and killed in a triple shooting, he was shot once in the back. Other men was shot twice in the leg, and once in the hip pic.twitter.com/H5eqVws0ER
— Poetik Flakko (@FlakkoPoetik) July 21, 2023
RIP to YNG Cheese. Prayers out to Gillie Da Kid & their family. 🙏🏾💔 pic.twitter.com/QQgFeeyA06
— SAY CHEESE! 👄🧀 (@SaycheeseDGTL) July 21, 2023
RIP to Gillie Da Kid's son, YNG Cheese, who was killed earlier in a triple shooting in Philly🙏🏽
Gillie & Wallo are out there every day speaking to these young fools, trying to get them to envision a better way to living, & now they go & kill his son. I'm fckn done!#BlackTwitter pic.twitter.com/SWnhoIfdtu
— ᗷᒪᗩᑕK ᗷᑌᗪᗪᗩᖴᒪY ʚїɞ (@DFiosa) July 21, 2023
No one knows if there is an investigation into the child’s death. You can follow us on Twitter and read our other recent stories, in which we talked about the latest news about the deaths of other celebrities, including the causes of death, autopsy reports, obituaries, and more.