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Crunchy Black

Former Three 6 Mafia

Member Shot in Face

7/5/2012 1:52 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Crunchy Black recovering in the hospital.
Crunchy Black -- a former member of the rap group Three 6 Mafia -- is recovering after being shot in the face and the leg in Las Vegas earlier this month ... TMZ has learned.

According to the Las Vegas Metro Police Department, Black -- real name Darnell Carlton -- was shot at 3:30 AM on July 1st.

Cops say they have located a "possible scene where multiple rounds had been fired" ... but no suspects have been arrested in connection with the shooting.

Cops say the case is now being investigated as an attempted murder.

So far, cops have not released a possible motive.

Crunchy was one of the main members of Three 6 Mafia before leaving the group in 2006.

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31.

Kenny B    

First of, that isn't a gang sign being thrown. More like the side of Memphis he's from. Secondly, he's not a thug. He's a rapper. Most rappers aren't thugs. Third, where does it say that he isn't cooperating with the investigation?

847 days ago
32.

LCS27    

normal day in the hood

847 days ago
33.

Uh    

Who is paying for his hospital stay? Who will help with the costs? Who would like to see him sold for fertilizer?

847 days ago
34.

If sense were common everyone would have it.    

Sure glad he was throwing up the signs cause if not nobody would think he was cool. ;)

So after he was shot did he change his moniker to splatter black?

847 days ago
35.

carl    

Making gang symbols after getting shot in the face..LOL. What a dumb ass moron.

847 days ago
36.

tamarind    

Crunchy Black is one of my favorite stage names of all time.

847 days ago
37.

tamarind    

That's not a gang sign. That's a *drifts into consciousness* "...hey...I'm still alive! F.U.C.K. YEAH!!!"

847 days ago
38.

stabler    

If he was white, in a rock band, and throwing up devil horns, would you still think he was a thug throwing up gang signs???? Let the ignorance comense.

847 days ago
39.

vidian johnson    

i am from vegas it is a 24 hrs city so whatever an not everyone is a gang banger wow learned behavior is an shared one .

847 days ago
40.

BlahHead818    

Black guy that was in a popular rap group in the early 2000's? Wow, guy must be a thug.

847 days ago
41.

Bman3304    

Too bad they didn't finish the job... F him.

847 days ago
42.

Bridget    

What is wrong with some of you? Somebody that you do not know. Somebody who has never done anything to you....you assume deserved to be shot in the face. And why? Because he is a black rapper?


Is this guy a gangster? To be honest, I have no idea. I looked around the net to find info on him, but there wasn't much. So where you are getting this big bad thug info from...I don't know.


I hope you are just trying to get people riled up to make things more interesting. Because if you're not and that is actually how you feel, you are in serious need of therapy. Having that much anger towards someone you know nothing about isn't healthy.


I also hope you are coming from a place of ignorance aswell. Because if you had known people who were shot in the head, I would sincerely hope you wouldn't be so quick to say someone deserves it.


Seriously think about it. Somebody you have no clue about. Who they are as a person. What they do day to day, you think deserved to get shot...in...the...face. WTF?

847 days ago
43.

QUESTFAX    

This is Quest Fax, Crunchy Black’s manager, and I just want to report that Crunchy Black is alive and is doing well. He is currently in stable condition and is expected to make a full recovery. The Hard Hittaz Money Gang (HHMG) tour will be pushed back a little bit, but it will definitely happen, and all of the progress that HHMG has been making up until this point, without a doubt, will continue at a fierce pace. Crunchy Black, and the entire HHMG staff, would like to thank all of the fans, true friends, and supporters for all of the well wishes and prayers that he has received since this unfortunate ordeal has occurred. To the assailants who attempted to bring about the demise of Crunchy Black, all you did was add urgency to our motivation, you didn’t stop it by any means, and therefore, your strategy has backfired. For those that do not understand the DOUBLE H movement just go to his face book page www.facebook.com.darnell.black.73 or contact me and I will explain it to you. QUESTFAX 773-952-6287 or CT 312-714-7651 Thank you very much!

847 days ago
44.

Cool Breeze    

Crunchy Black is gang banger code for low I.Q.

847 days ago
45.

ME    

Black Rappers and Guns......No Way, It cant be true.

847 days ago
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