Who was Indian Red Boy?
Indian Red Boy, whose real name is real name Zerail Dijon Rivera, was widely known as a California rapper who had over 16.7k followers on Instagram. Even though he had a large following, the rapper had posted only two pictures on his Instagram. He was reportedly shot and killed on Instagram Live video, according to Hip Hop Lately.
According to Hip Hop Lately, Red Boy was shot and killed while sitting in a car streaming an Instagram Live video on Thursday, July 8, 2021. MyNewsLa reported that the shooting victim’s name was Zerail Rivera.
Some sites gave the rapper’s name as the Indian Boy Redd.
How old was Indian Red Boy?
Indian Red Boy was 19 years old at the time of death. He was originally from Inglewood, California, United States.
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his Instagram stories reveal that he was very close to his family and friends. As per reports, the shooting had taken place at Hawthorne. The police revealed that the incident took place at 4 p.m. in the 14100 block of Chadron Avenue.
The report further stated that the “victim was a man in his 20s who was pronounced dead at the scene.”
On his Instagram page, people offered tributes to Indian Red Boy, and some people made gang references to the Bloods. “Rest easy blxxd 🕊️” wrote one. “no no no not uuu, come on get up we got to many memories 😢”.
Photos on Indian Red Boy’s Instagram page show him with guns and flashing gang signs. Red Boy’s shooting might have been related to a video he posted on Instagram showing himself dancing and “throwing up gang signs.”
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“MTO News learned that the signs that he was throwing up in the video were ‘disrespectful’ of other gang sets in Los Angeles,” the outlet wrote. “And the very next day, Indian Red Boy went on Instagram Live to explain why he made those allegedly offending hang signs. And during the Live, he was assassinated.”
Indian Red Boy Death
The name Zerail Rivera does not come up in the Los Angeles County coroner’s database.
However, news magazines have reached out to investigate. The Hip Hop Lately report says the shooting may have stemmed from disrespect shown to a Nipsey Hussle mural, but this has not been confirmed by authorities.
A Reddit thread makes the same unconfirmed claim, saying, “Wild shooting caught on live.” The thread claims that a friend of Indian Red Boy “is the guy who spray-painted over nispey hustles memorial.”
People expressed shock after watching the video on Twitter.
How Did Indian Red Boy Die?
In one minute, the victim was talking to a friend when multiple gunshots rang out. “What the f***,” his friend says.
The victim appears to be trying to speak but failing.
A television report by KCAL reported that Hawthorne police were at the scene of the shooting. The victim was a “male in his 20s who was shot and killed inside this car.”
The reporter said there were many bullet holes in the car. He was shot in the face and died at the scene, the television reporter said in the report, saying the family was at the scene and a large crowd was gathering.
“A man in his 20s dead tonight after being shot in the face,” the KCAL journalist reported.
Who Killed Indian Red Boy?
City News Service quoted Hawthorne police Lieutenant Ti Goetz as saying the victim “appears to be a gang member” and “it appears to be a targeted walk-up shooting.” CBS Los Angeles reported that the shooting happened while the man was sitting inside a car at 4 p.m. in the 14100 block of Chadron Avenue.
He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Indian Red Boy Instagram Live
Indian Red Boy’s shooting was captured as the rapper had been on an Instagram live with his friend Kapone. The pair had been talking when shots were heard on the live.
In the video, Kapone can be heard asking Indian Red Boy where he was.
The video ends shortly after this exchange. Kapone also confirmed the news of the rapper’s death by posting tribute messages. Sharing a dancing video of Indian Red Boy, Kapone wrote:
“LLINDIANREDD. I LOVE YOU GANKG.”