Barber Fatally Shot After Posting Meek Lyrics: "Shots Can't Stop Me" on IG

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Beloved barber Zanu Simpson was fatally shot outside a Queens restaurant early Tuesday morning. This was just hours after Simpson posted taunts on Instagram. Zanu's caption read:

“N----- taking shots can’t stop me, (gun and two bomb emojis) They ain’t real enough.”

According to the police, 32-year-old Zanu was found in his white BMW X5 around 12:15 am with multiple gun shot wounds and one in particular to the head. The BMW was parked outside of Breezes Highland Bar & Grill on S. Conduit Ave. in Rosedale where Zanu spent the night.

The motorist who called 911 said that she saw a man with charcoal gray sweatpants lean into the BMW as she passed it. The motorist said she heard gun shots and doubled back. She discovered Zanu Simpson slumped in the driver seat with gun shot wounds.

The police say the gunman shot Simpson three times before taking off.

Investigators found a gun at the scene (which they believe to be the murder weapon) and a live round.

Zanu Simpson, who worked with his brother at Strickly Skillz Barbershop in Hollis was pronounced dead before 1 am at Jamaica Hospital. He was known for his love of sports, his dedication to becoming a great barber, and his kindness.

“He’ll never say no, even if you don’t have the money. He’ll say pay me next week ... It’s so sad to see life taken like this.” - Emily Laguerre, 51 (Customer)

Strickly Skillz was frequented by stars such as Kevin Durant and other celebrities. We send our condolences to Zanu's family and the Hollis community.

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