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Friend of Rapper 50 Cent Fatally Shot in Springfield Gardens, Police Say

By  Janon Fisher and Ben Fractenberg | January 3, 2014 6:24pm | Updated on January 4, 2014 10:46am

 Jamal Green, 42, who rapped under the name Mazaradi Fox, was shot and killed in Springfield Gardens Friday afternoon, police said.
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QUEENS — A struggling rap musician with ties to 50 Cent was gunned down in Springfield Gardens Friday afternoon by a gunman dressed all in black, police said.

The assailant wounded two other men and a woman who were riding in an SUV with rapper Jamal Green, 42, who performs under the name Mazaradi Fox, according to the NYPD. He was declared dead at the scene with a gunshot wound to the torso.

"Saddened by the news of Mazaradi's tragic passing my thoughts and prayers got out to his family and friends #smsaudio," 50 Cent posted to his Twitter feed, adding a plug for his brand of headphones at the end of the message.

A 21-year-old man riding with Green remains in critcal condition at Jamaica Hospital with a gun shot wound to the shoulder and neck, police said.

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A 32-year-old woman was taken to North Shore Long Island Jewish Hospital with a graze wound to the neck and the third victim, a 22-year-old man, was treated at Jamaica Hospital for a leg wound, according to authorities.

No one had been arrested and the investigation is ongoing, authorities said

Green, who raps about drug dealing and selling guns, served four years for a gun conviction and was paroled on Dec. 20 after doing another two years for attempted assault in 2011, state records show.

He met 50 Cent, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, in Queens, according to The New York Times.

Last May, Green's step-daughter, D'aja Robinson, 14, was killed when a gunman sprayed 9 bullets at a city bus in St. Albans after a Sweet 16 birthday party.

50 Cent paid for part of the funeral, sources told DNAinfo New York.