Authorities say “M-Bone”, 22, whose real name is Monte Talbert, was killed in the 400 block of north La Brea Avenue. Police say Talbert was shot twice in the head and was rushed to Harbor UCLA Medical Center’s trauma center where he was pronounced dead.
Talbert’s group, Cali Swag District, rose to popularity with their hit song, “Teach Me How To Dougie,” which reached number one on the Billboard Hot Seekers list. Talbert was from Inglewood.
Police said the suspects fled the scene. Officials don’t know if the shooting is gang-related.
“Cali Swag District member Mante “M-Bone”Talbert was the victim of a random act of violence last night, Sunday, May 15th in his hometown of Inglewood, CA. As police are still investigating the shooting and untimely death we ask that anyone with information contact the Inglewood Police Department. Mante, aged 22, was the comedic entertainer of Cali Swag District (who helped launch “The Dougie” to mainstream audiences) and was an inspiration to his family, friends and fans. He was a hardworking, passionate artist and dancer that will be deeply missed,” Cali Swag Dsitrict’s management said in a statement Monday.
Anyone with information is urged to call Inglewood police detectives at (310) 412-5240.
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