The New Orleans Times-Picayune is reporting that beloved WOW family member Big Freedia confirmed this morning that hr brother Ross was fatally shot near the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Magnolia Street in New Orlans. Her family’s lawyer also identified Ross as the victim in the late-night homicide.
A shooting occurred around 10 p.m. Wednesday evening drawing a dozen onlookers to the scene. Authorities have not publically identified the body or a motive but searched abandoned homes nearby to look for possible clues.
Freedia’s mother, Vera Ross, passed away in 2014 after a long battle with spine and lung cancer. The beloved mother left behind Freedia, Adam and daughter, Crystal.
Writes Freedia in an emotional pot:
“My heart is so heavy right now,” Freedia said. “They took my baby brother from me. I can’t get ready for this now. He is in heaven with my Mama. Lord give me strength!! Y’all pray for me and my family!”
Accordingly, Big Freedia has canceled her upcoming weekend shows in New Orleans