Hip-hop producer Jermaine Dupri is mourning the death of a Dj friend who was shot and killed in Georgia on Tuesday (14Jan14).

The body of Dj Nando, a member of the local Coalition Djs group, was found outside his Atlanta home with a gunshot wound to the back of his head.

The 38 year old, real name William Fernando Barnes, was declared dead at the scene of the crime.

Sharing the news of Nando's passing on his Twitter.com blog, Atlanta resident Dupri writes, "Rip MY BROTHER Dj NANDO: I Really Hate That Im (sic) Posting This, My Prayers Go Out To His Family".

Rapper Young Dro has also expressed his shock at the Dj's loss, tweeting, "Lord I'm tired of crying help me guide me Rip..." and hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons adds, "Prayers to Dj Nando's friends + family. Very sad to hear this news..."