DENVER (CBS4) – The identity of a man shot to death at a bar on Federal Boulevard early Sunday morning has been released.

The coroner says Kevie Durham, 24, was killed in the shooting at a bar called The Beach located near Federal Boulevard and 16th Avenue.

Kevie Durham performed as KL Tha General (credit: Facebook)

Kevie Durham performed as KL Tha General (credit: Facebook)

Durham was one of five people shot during some sort of fight at the bar. The others suffered injuries that weren’t considered life-threatening.

Durham was an up-and-coming rap singer from Denver known as KL Tha General. He was scheduled to perform this Saturday.

Durham’s music producer Russ P. called him one of the most talented rappers in Denver.

“Literally I think he might actually have been my first client,” Russ P. said.

Kevie Durham performed as KL Tha General (credit: Facebook)

Kevie Durham performed as KL Tha General (credit: Facebook)

Durham’s music videos and songs show tens of thousands of views and downloads online. Russ P. says his career was about to take off as he was planning to move to Atlanta.

Friends say Durham was a man devoted to his family and his career.

“He was really was the last person that I expected this to happen to,” Russ P. said. “This guy really had a chance, with his talent, to go places with it.”

The Beach on Federal Boulevard (credit: CBS)

The Beach on Federal Boulevard (credit: CBS)

Officers are still interviewing hundreds of possible witnesses. They don’t know exactly what happened or if Durham was targeted.

“At this point we don’t know what the motive was behind this shooting,” Ron Hackett with Denver police said.

Friends and family are planning a benefit for Durham’s family Tuesday night at Over There Off Hampden Bar and Grille. A gofundme.com page has also been set up to help pay for funeral costs.

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