The official word from New Orleans police is that officers discovered the bullet-ridden bodies of an unidentified man and woman in a car that had crashed into an apartment complex gate Dec. 20 at approximately 12:30 p.m. Although police have not identified the bodies, messages on social networks quickly spread the word that 28-year-old Lowe had perished in the shooting, according to the Times-Picayune.

By late afternoon a local disc jockey told listeners he had received confirmation from Lowe’s friends as well as others in the city.

“Magnolia Shorty killed in another senseless act of violence in our city,” Q93.3 FM DJ Wild Wayne said. “She will definitely be missed.”

Lowe’s death comes one month after local NOLA rapper / comedian Anthony “Messy Mya” Barre was shot and killed in the city’s Seventh Ward.

Lowe, who signed with Cash Money Records in the early 1990s, released her first CD in 1995.

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