A popular Baltimore dirt bike rider was seriously injured but expected to survive after a drive-by shooting in Northwest Baltimore.
Poilce said a 20-year-old man was sitting in a vehicle at about 10:45 a.m. Friday in the 2300 block of Anoka Avenue, when another vehicle pulled up and occupants began shooting at him. The victim was struck, got out of the vehicle and ran for safety, police said.
A source confirmed that the victim was Pachino "Chino" Braxton, well-known in the city's illegal dirtbike scene.
He gained rare crossover appeal, transitioning into motorcross events, and was signed to rapper Meek Mill's "Dream Chasers" label as well as an endorsement deal with Monster Energy drinks. The rapper featured Braxton in a dirt bike phone app called "Bike Life."
A message sent to a representative was not immediately returned.
Police said citywide shooting detectives, who investigate non-fatal shootings, were assigned to the case. Anyone with information was asked to cal 410-396-2221.