Rapper Meek Mill is mourning the death of his teenage protege Lil Snupe after he was reportedly gunned down on Thursday (20Jun13).

Details about the fatal incident are scarce, but the 18 year old's manager has since confirmed his passing via Twitter.com.

A message posted on Leem7st's blog reads: "The call I got this morning is un real Rip 2 my Lil n**ga lilsnupe (sic)".

Mill signed the youngster to his Dream Chasers Records label less than an hour after Snupe handed him his demo tape during a tour stop in Louisiana earlier this year (13).