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    Mon, 21 Jun 2010 11:36:13

    Rapper Game Was NOT Shot and Killed at LA’S Beverly Center - <i>Entertainment Weekly</i> confirms reports are untrue

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    Some online outlets have been reporting that rapper Game, who has a new album coming out shortly, was shot and killed last night at the Beverly Center mall in Los Angeles. Reports were as detailed as saying the rap star, who was once referred to as "The Game" and is a member of the G-Unit crew, engaged in an altercation and was then shot in the head. Our friends at Entertainment Weekly did some sleuth work with the LA PD and have confirmed that there was no shooting at the mall last night.

    "This is the first we are hearing of this report," a spokesperson for the LAPD said. "We haven't gotten any notification of a shooting at the Beverly Center." There have been no other confirmations of the death of the rapper, either, so this story smacks of a web-generated hoax.

    Do you think there should be some repercussion for those who start these types of rumors? And whatever happened to sourcing facts and responsible journalism? It has flown out the window in the digital age where everyone wants to post news first in order to gain those unique hits and views.

    —Amy Sciarretto
    06.21.10




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