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NY1 Exclusive: Family Looks For Answers After Aspiring Brooklyn Rapper Shot Dead In Miami

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A family wants answers after an aspiring rapper from Brooklyn was shot in killed in Miami last week. NY1's Mahsa Saeidi filed the following report.

Yvette Casilla says her son, Kenneth Casilla, an up-and-coming Brooklyn rapper who went by the name NuMoney, was shot and killed in Miami last week.

"They took my son. Why?" Yvette Casilla said. "What did my son do to them to kill him like that? He was 20 years old."

Yvette says Kenneth went to Florida to further his music career.

"From little, he was talented," she said. "He would dance, rap, play ball."

Investigators with the Miami-Dade Police Department said Kenneth was shot and killed last Saturday night at approximately 9:30 p.m.

Police say the shooting happened in a parking lot by an apartment complex near the intersection of 152nd Street and Sixth Avenue in the Little Haiti section of Miami.

Yvette Casilla said her son was sitting in the passenger seat of a parked car with two other people who have not been identified.

"He was in a car with somebody he knows and another guy in the back, and my son gets shot and nobody else gets shot," she said.

Police say no arrests have been made and no motive has been identified.

"He wasn't involved in anything," Yvette Casilla said. "But jealousy, yeah."

Kenneth's fiance, Ashana Cummings, said she not only lost her love, but also her best friend.

Cummings says she wishes Kenneth would have been more guarded.

"I wish he would have learned how to trust less and stop befriending everybody, because that's what put him in the situation he's in now," she said.

There's a growing vigil outside Kenneth's apartment in Brooklyn. His family said he'll be missed by many people.

"I never would have ever expected him to be killed," Cummings said.

Yvette Casilla says she believes the person responsible for son's death is from this area.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. ClientIP:, UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP