DJ Goonie was set to play the last two songs of a pool party at a mansion in Granada Hills, Saturday. That's when he heard several gunshots and turned to see the crowd scatter. He left his equipment to calm the crowd and find out if anyone was hurt.
He saw his friend Justin Lishey, better known as rapper Kid Cali, down on the ground, with his hands up near his chest, as if he was going to get up and brush himself off.
Goonie says, at first, no one, not even Cali knew that he was hit by as many as six gunshots.
There was alot of chaos, once people heard Cali say, "I'm hit, I'm hit."
According to the DJ, women, claiming to be registered nurses crowded around the 30 year old rapper. A former medic wanted to perform CPR.
But Goonie moved everyone away. Cali's brother came to his side, told him he loved him and vowed to change his life. All the while, Goonie wondered why it was taking the ambulance so long to arrive. "I called the police 3, 4 times, nobody's coming. The helicopters up there, flashing a light. No ambulance is coming and it's been 30 minutes already."
In his efforts to keep Cali conscious, Goonie laid down beside him and talked to him. "I'm like, Cali. It's Goonie." Cali took a deep breath and reached for him. He reached his hand out and Goonie remembers Cali saying 'Goonie, you're my bro. I promise, I promise, I'm good, just help me up. Let's go. We're about to get this mix tape out. Let's take over the city.'"
The ambulance finally arrived and took Cali to the hospital where he died.
LAPD detectives are working to find the shooter and are hoping that witnesses will come forward. Goonie can't say who shot his friend or why. "Everybody has skeletons is his closet, but he was a really good guy, always had a smile on his face."
There was security at the party, but no metal detectors. Goonie doesn't know if the shooter was at the party or made his way in as the party was breaking up.
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