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Rapper D.O. Cannon Shot Dead in N.Y.C.

September 5, 2003

NEW YORK (AP) _ D.O. Cannon, a little-known rapper with Murder Inc. Records, died early Friday after being shot on a Queens street, police said.

Cannon, 26, whose real name was Gerard Fields, was shot twice in the chest and once in the leg at about 11:45 p.m. Thursday in the Hollis section. He was taken to Mary Immaculate Hospital, where he died shortly after midnight.

No arrests were made, police said.

A Murder Inc. Web site said Fields ``was raised and struggled in the streets of poverty″ after losing his mother when he was 11.

The record company is home to Ashanti and Ja Rule. A call to its Manhattan headquarters wasn’t immediately returned Friday.

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