PIX11 Vault: The night Biggie Smalls was killed

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NEW YORK (PIX11) — On March 9, 1997, Brooklyn-born rap superstar Christopher Wallace, better known as Biggie Smalls or the Notorious B.I.G, was shot and killed in a drive-by shooting in Los Angeles.

Biggie’s murder sent shock waves throughout the music industry and remains unsolved 18 years later. The Bed-Stuy native was just 24 years old.

His death came almost 6 months to the day after rival rapper Tupac Shakur was gunned down in Las Vegas. Shakur’s murder also remains unsolved.

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