LA rapper Indian Red Boy, 21, is shot dead while filming Instagram live-stream in his car in a cold-blooded daylight ‘gang’ killing

  • Zerail Rivera, who went by the name Indian Red Boy, was murdered in Hawthorne, Los Angeles on July 8 at about 4.10pm
  • He was speaking to a friend during an Instagram Live from inside his car
  • The disturbing video, which is being shared online, shows the 21-year-old smiling and laughing just seconds before at least 12 shots were fired
  • Rivera could be seen mouthing ‘help’ repeatedly to the camera before whispering ‘I’m in Hawthorne’
  • Police responding to reports of the shooting found Rivera ‘slumped in the front seat’ and he was pronounced dead at the scene 
  • Police are still hunting down the gunman but believe it was gang-related 

A Los Angeles rapper was shot dead in his car in a brazen daylight attack last week while he was live-streaming on Instagram in what police believe was a gang-related killing. 

Zerail Rivera, who went by the name Indian Red Boy, was murdered in Hawthorne on July 8 at about 4.10pm while speaking to a friend on Instagram from inside his car. 

The disturbing video, which is being shared widely online, shows the 21-year-old smiling and laughing with his friend as the gunman approached his window. 

Rivera could be seen glancing out the window just as the gunshots started to ring out.  

Zerail Rivera, who went by the name Indian Red Boy, was murdered in Hawthorne on July 8 at about 4.10pm while speaking to a friend on Instagram Live (pictured above) from inside his car

He could be seen trying to cover his head with his arms as at least 12 shots were fired. 

His friend, social media influencer Kapone, can be heard saying: ‘What the f**k? Bro, what the f**k? Where you at?’

A bloodied Rivera could be seen mouthing ‘help’ repeatedly to the camera before whispering ‘I’m in Hawthorne’.

He dropped his camera seconds later and the live-stream ended. 

Police responding to reports of the shooting found Rivera ‘slumped in the front seat’. 

He had been shot multiple times and was pronounced dead at the scene. 

At the time, Rivera had been parked at the rear of a multi-story, gated apartment complex at the 14100 block of Chadron Avenue. 

Rivera could be seen glancing out the window just as the gunshots started to ring out. He could be seen trying to cover his head with his arms as at least 12 shots were fired

Police responding to reports of the shooting found Rivera ‘slumped in the front seat’. He had been shot multiple times and was pronounced dead at the scene


Rivera’s social media accounts, which were made private after the shooting, show him posing with guns and flashing gun signs

The gunman fled before authorities arrived. No one has been arrested in relation to the shooting. 

Police are still reviewing surveillance video from the area but they believe it was a walk-up shooting and that Rivera was targeted. 

They say it was likely gang-related but have not provided further details. 

Rivera’s social media accounts, which were made private after the shooting, show him posing with guns and flashing gun signs. 

He had more than 16,000 followers on social media.  

DailyMail.com has contacted Hawthorne Police for comment about their investigation.  

Police are still reviewing surveillance video from the area but they believe it was a walk-up shooting and that Rivera was targeted. His car is pictured above as police investigated

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