Fans mourn rising Sacramento rapper Bris after weekend shooting

Rapper Bris was shot and killed Sunday morning in Sacramento.
(Gavin Zirkle)

Fans of a budding Sacramento rapper have taken to social media to mourn his death after a weekend shooting.

Sacramento police responded about 12:45 a.m. Sunday to a report of shots fired near Franklin Boulevard and Fruitridge Road, where they found a man suffering from a gunshot wound. He was later identified as 24-year-old Christopher Treadwell and was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Sacramento County’s coroner’s office.

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Police linked a nearby single-car crash to the shooting, but additional details were not immediately provided.


Treadwell, an up-and-coming local rapper known by his stage name, Bris, had nearly 50,000 followers on Instagram and almost 20,000 subscribers on YouTube. He had released several music videos in the last year, and the rapper’s most successful video — for a song called “Panhandling” — has almost 2 million views on YouTube.

The shooting death came less than a week after Treadwell released a single called “Need Hammy.”

Fans took to Twitter to share their condolences.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the Sacramento Police Department at (916) 808-5471 or (916) 443-4357.