Man killed in Central City identified as Big Freedia's brother

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - A man killed in Central City Wednesday night has been confirmed as a popular area performer's brother.

Big Freedia's brother Adam Ross was killed on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and Magnolia Street.

"My younger brother, Adam Ross, was fatally shot last night in a senseless act of violence in New Orleans. As the magnitude of this situation sinks in, I am cancelling any shows this weekend (Jan 26-28). Thank you for understanding this very difficult time for me and my family. We are truly heartbroken," Big Freedia said in a statement.

Freedia took to Instagram to announce her brother's death.

"My heart is so heavy right now ! They took my baby brother from me I can't not get ready for this now he is in heaven with my Mama lord give me strength!"