A New Orleans rap group is facing a new wave of controversy after it was announced the group’s member, DJ Mack, has been charged with murder after allegedly killing two women.
In a statement, New Orleans Police Department said on Wednesday that two women were found dead in their homes on Friday.
The two women, aged 23 and 32, were found near a shopping mall, in the city’s Lower Ninth Ward, the department said.
“This investigation was initiated in response to the news that the victim of this crime had died,” the department’s statement read.
According to the statement, police were called to a residence on June 5 and discovered the bodies of the two women inside the home.
“A preliminary investigation revealed that the deceased had been the victim’s girlfriend,” the statement continued.
“A preliminary examination revealed the remains of the victim were that of two unidentified females.”
During the preliminary examination, the victim was found to have two stab wounds in the torso and was pronounced dead at the scene.
A third unidentified female was found at the location, and has not yet been positively identified.”
The investigation continues.
Police also said that an autopsy was scheduled for June 12, but they were not ready to release the results at the time of publication.
As of Tuesday afternoon, the name of the deceased was not yet released.
On the same day, a second woman, who had not been identified, was found dead at her home in the same neighborhood.
Both deaths were being investigated by the Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office.
Meanwhile, Mack, who is also known as DJ Macklemore, is currently on the run from police.
He is being held on $50,000 bail.
Mack and his wife have a three-year-old daughter, Katelynn.
After the news of the new allegations broke, the rapper posted a message on Instagram asking fans to “please stop the hate and bigotry.
We are the true heroes in this story.
We are the ones who stand up for what we believe.
We’re not here to hurt people or do things we would never do for someone we love.
Please, stop the violence, please stop the negativity and bigotry.