Who Shot Boonk Gang? Did He Shoot Himself?

Boonk Gang made headlines yesterday after he posted on Snapchat that he had gotten shot twice.

Boonk posted a photo of himself laying in a hospital bed after getting shot Saturday (Jul. 28). While details about the shooting have been scarce, a number of theories are being passed around online, with most popular one being that he may have shot himself, either accidentally or on purpose (or accidentally on purpose).

Knowing Boonk Gang, him shooting himself is no surprise. Plus, there haven’t been any confirmed news reports of him being shot, which is usually par the course anytime gunfire is exchanged between individuals and someone goes to the hospital.

According to Media Take Out, the rapper/social media personality shot himself in the leg “while recording a video FOR LIVE.” They never specified the platform Boonk was streaming on, and we haven’t seen any videos floating around of him shooting himself, so that’s probably not true. But, there is a strong possibility that he did shoot himself.

Boonk told fans he’s got “street problems” and suggested his gunshot wounds came from an enemy opening fire on him, but an insider at the hospital says his bullet wounds were “self-inflicted.” He was questioned by police, but they left without charging the social media star with anything.

Regardless of how he shot himself, Boonk appears to be fine now. He wrote on Twitter Saturday evening: “N***as get shot everyday, I’m cooling!”

He also posted a Snap earlier today showing him drinking Pedialyte. “Real n***as sip on Pedialyte, nom saying?” he said.

Prior to yesterday’s shooting incident, Boonk posted a number of troubling messages on Twitter, possibly as a cry for help:

Boonk also said on Snapchat that he didn’t know whether he wanted to live or die. “I just want this pain taken away from me,” he said.

And he also posted a bunch of videos showing him crying and clearly not in a good place:

The past 30 days or so have been pretty eventful for Boonk Gang. Nom saying?

He started randomly posting videos of him having sex on his Instagram Stories in late June and by early July was banned from the app. He also went viral last week after a video went viral of him falling and hitting his head on a wall after showing up high as hell to an interview on the No Jumper podcast with Adam 22.

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Rapper Boonk Gang Shot Twice Weeks After His Instagram Was Shut Down Over NSFW Videos

Boonk Gang showed off a disturbing image on Snapchat Friday afternoon (Jul. 28) of him lying in a hospital bed before revealing in subsequent Snaps that he “got shot twice.” One of the Snaps showed one of his gunshot wounds—a pretty big hole in his leg.

The 21-year-old rapper and social media sensation, whose real name is John Robert Hill Jr., also posted videos showing him in the car, apparently after leaving the hospital, with blood seeping through his hospital pants.

“Look, I’m bleeding through my sh**,” he said. “My fans need to know that Boonk Gang living a real life, and I’m going through real problems,” he said wincing through the pain. “F***, that sh** hurts.”

Although we’re unsure of the severity of his injuries, he looked distressed in the Snaps, even seemingly crying in one due to the pain of being shot in the leg.

“My sh** leaking bruh,” he said laughing with tears welled up in his eyes. “I got shot twice. F*** it.” He said in another video posted a couple of hours after the first few, “Boonk Gang still out here, you know what I’m saying?” before ending his Snapchat story with his trademark phrase, “Whole lotta gang sh**.”

News of him getting shot shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone who follows Boonk, who brands himself as a troublemaker on social media.

He first rose to prominence last year after videos went viral showing him stealing food from restaurants like Popeyes and Dunkin Donuts and running off while yelling “Boonk Gang! Whole lotta gang sh**!” He was later arrested for that, among other things, but continued to post videos of him running off with stuff while yelling his “whole lotta gang sh**” catchphrase.

Earlier this month, his Instagram was shut down after he was caught sharing a number of X-rated videos to his IG stories. The NSFW videos showed him performing oral sex, receiving oral sex, and having sexual intercourse, all of which are against the social media app’s rules. Shortly after posting the clips, he took to Twitter to let his fans know “I like to have a lot of sex.”

He’s continued to upload NSFW videos on Twitter, where the rules aren’t as strict.

Before sharing on Snapchat that he had gotten shot twice, he posted videos of himself hanging out with friends at a pool and sharing what sounds like new music. “Yall ready for my next project or what?” he wrote in the caption of one of the clips.

But another series of videos, taken two weeks ago according to the timestamp, showed him in a state of depression. “No matter how happy I seem I’m hurting inside… badly,” the caption of one video read. Another video showed him crying and wiping tears from his face.

“I’m not a crack head or a junkie I just have real life issues going on. Celebrity/rapper I have real feelings and a good heart but the world ruined me. IDK if I wanna live or die, I just want this pain [taken] away from me,” he wrote to his fans in one post. “I been thru a lot and I want y’all to know I feel the same pain y’all feel and I guaranteed for a fact I been thru what y’all been thru. I’ma gangsta, but on some real sh** it’s hard and I try to keep a smile to keep y’all smiling. I love y’all,” he shared in another.

Earlier this week, a video went viral showing him falling and hitting his head on a wall after showing up high as hell to an interview on the No Jumper podcast with Adam 22.

Throughout the interview, he was sloppy, slurring his words and could barely put together a coherent sentence. The following day, a series of posts on Twitter revealed that he was battling depression and used drugs to numb the pain.

“Drugs make everything feel better,” he tweeted. “My whole life [people] pushed me away. Acting like they care about me. I do drugs because I feel alone. When I’m high I feel nothing. When I’m sober I feel everything.”

Boonk is obviously crying out for help, and hopefully, those around him can be there to support him. But you can only help someone who wants it.

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Offset Hit With Felony Gun Charges After Georgia Arrest, Lawyer Says Guns Found Weren’t His

Offset was arrested last Friday (Jul. 20) after being pulled over in Jonesboro, Goergia outside Atlanta. Multiple outlets reported that the Migos rapper, whose real name is Kiari Kendrell Cephus, was pulled over for an improper lane change (and not tinted windows as previously reported). According to People, citing a police report, officers allegedly smelled marijuana, which gave them probable cause to search his vehicle.

Police found three handguns and less than an ounce of marijuana in Offset’s car. According to TMZ, cops also found $107,000 in cash. He was subsequently hit with four separate charges, including two felony charges: possession of a firearm by a felon and possession of a weapon during a crime. Offset was also charged with possession of marijuana (an ounce or less) and an improper lane change. He was taken at Clayton County Jail before posting a $17,000 bond early Saturday (Jul. 21).

This is not Offset’s first time behind bars. The 26-year-old rapper was arrested long before Migos became a household name and actually spent some time in Georgia’s Dekalb County jail when Migos first rose to prominence in 2013 for violating his probation, which he received due to prior felony convictions for burglary and theft.

He and his Migos group members Quavo and Takeoff were also jailed in April 2015 after being arrested during a concert at Georgia Southern University. Police searched the two vehicles they arrived to the concert in after detecting a “very potent smell” of marijuana, and they found multiple guns, marijuana, codeine, cocaine, Oxycontin, and, of course, marijuana. They were jailed for drug possession, possession of firearms in a school safety zone, and possession of firearms during the commission of a crime.

His most recent brush with the law came three years later in April 2018 when Migos’ tour bus was pulled over, and police found marijuana, codeine and Xanax on the bus. None of the group members were arrested, but some members in their entourage were.

Offset and Cardi B welcomed their daughter, Kulture Kiari Cephus, their first child together, and Offset’s fourth alone (he has three children—two sons and a daughter) from previous relationships). The two secretly married last September.

While multiple outlets have reported that Offset was in violation of his probation at the time of his latest arrest, his wife Cardi B posted an Instagram story after he came home that read, “For the record Offset is NOT ON PROBATION,” which is good news because otherwise he would probably be facing some serious jail time.

Offset’s lawyer Drew Findling told TMZ that his client didn’t break any laws and was targeted because he’s a successful, wealthy, black rapper. Findling said police used the improper lane change as a “thinly veiled excuse to try and take the rapper down,” according to TMZ.

Findling, who also reps other celebs, including Gucci Mane, Katt Williams and rap newcomer Trippie Redd, said, “It’s a common theme. We’re talking about a young, African-American man driving a shiny, beautiful luxury car and clad in designer clothes and watches and jewelry. Unfortunately people in his genre become a target for law enforcement who think that lifestyle is connected to some illegal activity … and that is a sad statement.”

Findling also said that Offset was NOT in possession of any firearm. The passengers in his vehicle, his assistant, is a licensed gun holder and had guns in the car for security. Findling said Offset needs protection due to the large amounts of cash he usually carries and the expensive jewelry he wears. A good reason, considering rapper XXXTentacion was killed over $50,000 last month, and Tekashi 6ix9ine was allegedly pistol-whipped and robbed for nearly $800,000 in cash and jewelry this past weekend.

Cardi B also called BS on Offset’s arrest, reiterating Findling’s claims that he was targeted because he’s a famous rapper and the gun they found didn’t belong to him because he doesn’t even own any guns. Proving that she’s a ride-or-die chick, she’s also reportedly telling her friends she would stay with Offset even if he were to be sentenced to prison.

Because Offset has been charged with two felony gun charges as well as some misdemeanors, there is a possibility that he could do some time, but we’re sure his lawyers are going to do their best to make sure that doesn’t happen.

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Offset Arrested in Georgia for Felony Gun Possession

Offset was arrested in Georgia today after cops allegedly discovered at least one gun on him while searching his vehicle during a traffic stop.

According to TMZ, the Migos rapper was traveling near Atlanta Friday (Jul. 20) when the vehicle he was in was pulled over for tinted windows. Police searched the vehicle and discovered at least one gun. This is far from good news for Offset, who is a convicted felon currently on probation.

It isn’t clear what exactly Offset was charged with and whether the car he was driving was his, but being found with a gun as a convicted felon usually doesn’t end well for most people. TMZ reported that neither Offset’s wife Cardi or their newborn daughter Kulture were in the SUV at the time of his arrest.

This arrest couldn’t come at a worse timing for Offset, whose tour with Migos and Drake is set to kick off next Thursday (Jul. 26) in Salt Lake City, UT.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates…

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“Multiple Casualties” Reported, Suspect in Custody

Multiple people have been shot and killed following a mass shooting Thursday afternoon (Jun. 28) at the headquarters of Maryland’s Capital Gazette newspaper, and the suspected gunman is currently in custody.

According to CBS News, at least four people are dead and several others were injured. Gazette reporter Phil Davis confirmed that multiple people had been shot. Davis, who covers courts and crimes for the paper, tweeted, “A single shooter shot multiple people at my office, some of whom are dead.”

He added, “Gunman shot through the glass door to the office and opened fire on multiple employees. Can’t say much more and don’t want to declare anyone dead, but it’s bad … There is nothing more terrifying than hearing multiple people get shot while you’re under your desk and then hear the gunman reload.”

Davis said he was waiting to be interviewed by police.

John McNamara, who has worked for the Gazette and is the editor of the Bowie Blad-News and the Crofton-West County Gazette, has been confirmed among the shootings victims, however, it isn’t clear whether he was among the injured or fatalities.

Joshua McKerrow, a photojournalist for the Baltimore Sun and the Capital Gazette tweeted along with photos from the scene: “Massive police response to shooting in my newsroom in Annpolis.”

An intern with the Capital Gazette, Anthony Messenger, tweeted that there was an “active shooter” and to “please help us” at around 2:40 p.m. Thursday.

Police responded to reports of an active shooter just before 3 p.m. and several vehicles could be seen heading toward the building, according to news reporters and witnesses. People could be seen exiting the building with their hands up.

Roads near the shooting were shut down and people have been told to avoid the area.

WJLA-TV reporter Brad Bell said that the suspect, who was reportedly taken into custody alive, is believed to have used a shotgun in the shooting.

The Capital Gazette has been published since 1884 and is a daily newspaper that serves the city of Annapolis Maryland. Its sister newspaper, the Maryland Gazette, which was founded in 1727, is one of the oldest American newspapers.

The Capital Gazette building is home to several publications, including The Capital newspaper, the Maryland Gazette, the Bowie Blade-News, the Crofton-West County Gazette and Capital Style Magazine, along with CapitalGazette.com. Other businesses, including a medical office, are also located in the building.

The Capital Gazette and the Maryland Gazette are both owned by the Baltimore Sun Media Group, which is owned by Tribune Publishing. Police have also responded to check the Baltimore Sun newsrooms as a precautionary measure in the wake of the shooting.

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XXXTentacion Fought to His Death With Masked Gunmen Who Targeted Him Before Murder

New evidence in the investigation into XXXTentacion’s shooting death has revealed details about his murder, including XXX being targeted by his killers, how the rapper struggled for his life before he was fatally shot, and how police eventually collared one of the men responsible for his death.

According to a detective’s sworn affidavit, the 20-year-old’s killers were tracking him in his final moments Monday afternoon (Jun. 18).

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The affidavit states that the main suspect in the shooting, 22-year-old tattoo artist Dedrick Williams, and another man followed XXX into RIVA Motorsports before shooting and robbed him in his car less than a half hour later. The court documents also say that XXXTentacion (real name: Jahseh Dwayne Onfrey) was specifically targeted in the attack.

Surveillance footage from outside the motorcycle shop, as well as from inside the business, captured two men entering the dealership while XXXTentacion shopped. The CCTV video also recorded the moment he was ambushed while leaving the bike shop’s parking lot.

RELATED: XXXTentacion’s Last Photo, Rapper Pictured at RIVA Motorsports Right Before He Was Shot & Killed

Onfroy had brought a friend along with him to browse at the dealership where he was a regular customer. What happened to his passenger, and why the rapper was targeted, were not described in the court docs. Onfroy’s attorney, David Bogenschutz—who had previously warned XXX to become more aware of his security—said he believes his client had gone to a bank before traveling to RIVA motorsports.

Onfroy drove his BMW to the motorcycle dealer at about 3:30 p.m. Monday afternoon. About two minutes later, a dark-colored SUV arrived and parked in the dealer’s lot. Two men exited the SUV, one wearing a white tank top and bright orange sandals and the other wearing a dark T-shirt, and entered the store.

The man in the white tank and orange sandals, later identified as Williams, paid cash for a black mask, and the men left the store. They returned to the SUV and backed it into a homeowner’s driveway across the street from the dealership.

At 3:55 p.m., when Onfroy’s BMW was exiting the dealership’s lot, the SUV pulled in front of it, blocking Onfroy in. An eyewitness told detectives two armed men dressed in dark clothing and gloves—one wearing a red mask and the other in a black mask—approached the driver side of the rapper’s vehicle.

XXX briefly struggled with the masked men, who then shot the rapper multiple times before reaching inside the BMW and taking his Louis Vuitton bag. XXX was hit in the neck and died instantly, witnesses said. The masked men fled the scene immediately after the shooting.

Broward Sheriff’s deputies were able to quickly identify Williams because he was seen wearing the same orange sandals he had on when he killed XXXTentacion in multiple photographs posted to Instagram and Facebook. Williams’ identity was also confirmed by eyewitnesses and employees of the shop. Within 48 hours, Williams was taken into police custody and charged with first-degree murder for X’s shooting death.

WATCH: XXXTentacion’s Alleged Killer Dedrick Williams Charged With Murder in 1st Court Appearance, Denied Bond

According to Williams’ arrest report, police contact was made with him as he drove a 2004 silver Honda Accord, which he was driving without a valid license and a suspended ID. The records accuse Williams of murdering XXXTentacion with “a premeditated design to effect the death of a human being, Jahseh Onfroy” and allege he did “have an active part and did kill and murder by shooting him with a deadly weapon, to wit: a gun.”

WATCH: Dedrick D. Williams’ Brother Says Williams Didn’t Kill XXXTentacion

Williams appeared in court the day after his arrest and was denied bond. The Broward County Sheriff’s Office said they were “seeking additional suspects” still at large. Williams’ brother posted a video on social media denying Williams’ involvement in the shooting.

Though police don’t believe Williams is the one who actually pulled the trigger, his active role in the homicide led to him being arrested on a premeditated murder charge.

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Jim Jones Arrested for Drugs & Gun Possession After Police Chase on Georgia Highway

Rapper Jim Jones was arrested in Georgia after leading police on a chase that ended with him getting popped for possession of drugs and a firearm, TMZ reports.

Cops attempted to pull over a grey Mercedes SUV Jim was riding in with three other people in Cowetta County, GA Thursday night (Jun. 21). According to police,  the grey Mercedes SUV was traveling south on I-85 and reportedly drifted into the left-hand emergency lane several times.

Instead of stopping for police, the car accelerated, which sparked a chase, the Sheriff’s Department said. The car eventually stopped after running into a deputy’s vehicle. Jones was NOT driving at the time. The “We Fly High” rapper was simply a passenger in the backseat.

Here’s exactly what happened, per the Newnan Times-Herald:

When Investigator Jeremy Wood with the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office pulled up beside the SUV, the interior of the car appeared to be filled with smoke and the smell of marijuana was apparent after Wood rolled down his window, according to Chief Deputy James Yarbrough with the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office.

A traffic stop was conducted on the SUV at exit 35, where the driver of the SUV reportedly rolled through the stop sign at the bottom of the exit ramp before pulling over on the side of Hwy 29.

While officers were exiting their vehicle, the driver of the SUV accelerated and led police on a short chase that ended on Griffin Street near Frazier’s, where Wood pulled in front of the SUV to stop it and was intentionally struck by the driver, Yarbrough said.

The occupants of the SUV were then ordered out of the car and to place their hands on the roof.

Jones said he had told the driver of the car, , to pull over, but stated she was acting “incoherent,” according to the report.

After searching the vehicle, deputies found marijuana, 23 Oxycodone pills, Percocets, vape cartridges, THC oil, two loaded pistols and $148 cash, which Jim called “just petty cash.” According to cops, of the two guns they found, one of them was stolen.

Ana Rajnee Miles, Darnell Maurice Wright, and Jamal Rajhun Smith were arrested along with Jim Jones.

Because no one admitted to the possession of any of the items, although Jones said he had a prescription for the Oxy and Percs, everyone was arrested.

Jones, who also reportedly admitted to smoking marijuana but denied that the weed found in the car was his, told the cops that he told the driver—identified as 23-year-old Ana Rajnee Miles—to pull over, but she was acting “incoherent.”

Jim Jones, whose real name is Joseph Guillermo Jones, was charged with three felonies: possession of a stolen gun, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, and possession of narcotics. The 41-year-old rapper was also hit with a misdemeanor charge for the prescription pills not being in their original container. He was later released on $7,000 bail.

As for Jones’ friends, Miles was charged with aggravated assault, fleeing/attempting to elude police, theft by receiving stolen property, narcotics possession, marijuana possession, dangerous drugs to be kept in original container, aggressive driving and failure to maintain lane.

31-year-old Darnell Maurice Right and 32-year-old Jamal Rajhun Smith, were also charged with narcotics possession, marijuana possession and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime. Smith was also charged with theft by receiving stolen property.

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XXXTentacion’s Alleged Killer Dedrick Williams Charged With Murder in 1st Court Appearance, Denied Bond

Dedrick D. Williams, the man accused of murdering XXXTentacion, appeared in court Thursday afternoon (Jun. 21) to answer to the charges he’s facing in the rapper’s shooting death.

The video footage from court shows Williams going before the judge at the Broward County Courthouse and he was formally charged with 1 count of first-degree murder and 1 count of grand theft auto.

Apparently, Williams has retained the services of a public defender, who said that there has been no witnesses or testimony in the case, and all the courts had to arrest him was a probable cause affidavit.

But the judge made it clear that based on the court docs, she found probable cause and “proof of guilt to be evident or the presumption great,” so she chose to hold him without bond in regards to the murder charge.

Williams was also hit with a probation violation stemming from a 2014 case and will appear in court Monday (Jun. 25) for that.

As we previously reported, Williams—an 11-time felon—was arrested Wednesday night in South Florida after a police chase (he had also stolen a car, hence the grand theft auto charge). His criminal record includes arrests for cocaine possession, weapons possession, domestic violence, aggravated assault with a firearm and grand theft auto.

Authorities believe there are at least two others involved in XXX’s murder, and according to TMZ, there are two other arrest arrests that have been signed by a judge. The two suspects haven’t been taken into custody yet, but they could be arrested before the end of the week.

XXXTentacion was gunned down Monday afternoon (Jun. 18) in broad daylight as he sat in his car after leaving RIVA Motorsports in Deerfield Beach, Florida, which is not too far from where he lives.

The shooting happened in front of several witnesses, who reported seeing “masked men” fleeing the scene. X was reportedly shot in the neck and died instantly.

A Louis Vuitton bag was stolen from the scene and police have yet to determine if the men accused of XXXTentacion’s murder had any personal ties to the entertainer.

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XXXTentacion Murder Suspect Arrested (MUGSHOT)

The man accused of murdering XXXTentacion has been arrested.

TMZ first broke the news that 22-year-old Dedrick D. Williams was taken into custody by the Broward County Sheriff’s Department Wednesday (Jun. 20) and was booked for first-degree murder for his alleged involvement in the shooting death of XXXTentacion.

During a vigil in South Florida Wednesday night, X’s mother reportedly told family and friends she had gotten word from police that they had XXX’s alleged murder in custody.

Someone at the vigil mentioned that there was a chase on highway I-95, which ended with cops arresting Williams for X’s murder.

Williams was arrested for operating a vehicle without a valid driver’s license, violating his probation, and, of course, allegedly murdering XXXTentacion. His charges include first-degree murder and grand theft auto. He’s currently being held in Broward County’s main jail facility with no bond for his murder charge, though his driving without a license charge has a $25 bail.

You can see Williams’ charges in detail via his arrest report below:

According to the Miami Herald, Williams was in the middle of serving five years probation on four counts of grand theft auto when he was arrested Wednesday.

TMZ reports Williams, who has at least 11 felonies on his record, has been arrested before for crimes including cocaine possession, weapons possession, domestic violence, and aggravated assault with a firearm. During an incident in 2014, he allegedly held a gun to his girlfriend’s head.

According to an Instagram profile with the username “_tattoomanchucky” that appears to belong to Williams, he is a tattoo artist. Coincidentally, a June 5th post is captioned: “Thank God I ain’t dead or behind bars.”

His most recent post was around 1 p.m. EST Wednesday afternoon, not too long before his arrest.

XXXTentacion was shot and killed Monday afternoon (Jun. 18) as he sat in his car after leaving RIVA Motorsports in Deerfield Beach, Florida.

The shooting happened in broad daylight in front of several witnesses, who reported seeing at least two masked men fleeing the scene. Eyewitnesses said the rapper was shot in the neck and died instantly.

No word yet on whether police know who the other men involved in the shooting are.

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Rapper Shot in the Neck, Died Instantly in Shooting

XXXTentacion was shot in the neck and died instantly during the alleged robbery that claimed his life, according to eyewitnesses.

XXX was gunned down Monday (Jun. 18) in South Florida when two armed men approached his car and shot him. He was in the area shopping for a motorcycle at RIVA motorsports in Deerfield Beach, FL.

Eyewitness tell TMZ a bullet struck the rapper in the neck and he immediately went limp, losing all signs of life, including a pulse. It appears as though his death was instant, witnesses said.

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Video footage captured immediately after the shooting showed the rapper lifeless in his vehicle as bystanders tried to find a pulse.

In the police dispatch audio, 911 dispatchers classified XXX as a level 1 trauma patient and described his state as “comatose,” however, bystanders said it was clear that XXX was already gone. Dispatchers revealed his shooters fled the scene in a black Dodge Journey.

The Broward County Sheriff’s Office classified the incident as a robbery because his Louis Vuitton bag was stolen. So far, no one has been arrested, and a pair of South Florida rappers internet sleuths believe were responsible (Soldier Kidd and Soldier Jojo) have denied any involvement in the shooting.

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