Rapper Chucky Trill shot dead aged 33. (Courtesy) 

Texas rapper Chucky Trill has been shot dead at the age of 33 by an unknown assailant. Corey Detiege, better known as Chucky Trill to his fans, died in hospital near Atlanta in Georgia in the early hours of Friday morning.

He had been travelling on the Interstate 85 when another vehicle pulled up next to his and opened fire.

He was due to play a virtual event in Atlanta and had come up from Sugar Land in Texas for the NBA All-Star game on Sunday, his manager Bone of Boneafied Entertainment said.

He died of his wounds in hospital.

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The promising up-and-comer had planned to network and make connections on his fateful trip.

Gwinnett County Police Cpl. Collin Flynn told media that the shooter fled immediately after opening fire and there is no known motive.

Police were called to the shooting just before 3am on Friday, where they found an injured man and a stopped car.

Chucky had been shot at least once and died of his wounds in hospital.

Chucky Trill was supposed to be watching an NBA All-Star game on Sunday.

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No arrests have been made and as yet there is no description of their suspect's vehicle.

"We are heartbroken this morning and send our deepest condolences to D, Bone and all of his family, friends and supporters. Buy or stream his music and let’s keep his memory alive. #RIPChuckyTrill," Bun added.