Rapper Slim Dunkin slain in Atlanta music studio

By The Associated Press | December 16, 2011 | 11:02 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta police say the rapper Slim Dunkin has been gunned down in a city music studio as he prepared to record a video.

Police Maj. Keith Meadows said the performer, whose real name is Mario Hamilton, was fatally shot in the chest after he got in an argument with another individual who pulled a handgun.

The victim was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Meadows said police have not been able to identify the shooter. He said investigators have been interviewing witnesses and that 13 to 20 people were in the building at the time of the shooting around 5:30 p.m.

Police have not recovered the handgun that was used.

Meadows said the victim was in his early 20s and resided in the Atlanta area.