NEW YORK — Urban music and television personality DJ Megatron was shot and killed while going to a store near his home on Staten Island early Sunday morning.

Born Corey McGriff, the 32-year-old was found by police, dead with a single gunshot wound to the chest around 2 a.m. No arrests have been made.

DJ Megatron occasionally hosted a BET segment and had a career at urban music radio stations from Philadelphia to Boston, according to the Associated Press. He hosted the TV show “What’s Good.”

His manager, Justin “J. Smoove” Kirkland, confirmed the deejay’s death.

DJ Megatron worked at New York’s WKRS-FM and had worked at Bostons Hot 97.7, Philadelphia’s WPHI-FM The Beat, and worked on BET’s “106 & Park” countdown show.

“He will truly be missed,” BET said in a statement.

He leaves three children.

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