NYC Rapper Shot to Death Outside Bar: Police, Family

The father of two had just stepped out the front door of Tavern & Bar Lounge when he was shot, his sister said

What to Know

  • A hip-hop artist and promoter was fatally shot outside the bar he works at in Queens, police and the man's family said
  • The man, who goes by the name "Hollywood," had just stepped out the front door of Tavern Bar & Lounge when he was shot, his sister said
  • His sister told NBC 4 New York her brother was a father of two. She believes he was targeted by the shooter

A hip-hop artist and promoter was shot to death outside the bar he works at in Queens, police and the man's family said. 

Frank Snyder -- better known as "Hollywood Play" -- was shot and killed at the Taven Bar & Lounge in Woodhaven about 3:15 a.m. on Sunday, according to police and his sister Sajah Reynolds.

The 35-year-old Brooklynite had just stepped outside the Jamaica Avenue bar when bullets started flying; authorities say he was hit in the neck and leg. 

Snyder was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead, the NYPD said. 

Reynolds, who was at the bar at the time, told News 4 her brother is a father of two, with two babies on the way. 

She believes the shooting was a drive-by and that her brother was targeted, but said she didn't know who would kill him, or what their motive was. 

"I feel like they had to wait 'til the right moment to get him," Reynolds said. "I just don't understand, like why him? Why come after him?"

No one has been arrested in connection with the shooting, and an investigation is ongoing, police said. 

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