Chicago rapper Lil Reese shot in neck during car chase, in critical condition
According to Country Club Hills police, when they arrived at the scene the victim had already been taken to the hospital
Rapper Lil Reese has been shot and is in critical condition, his spokesperson has confirmed. The rapper was shot at the intersection of 167th Street and Pulaski Road on Monday afternoon at 2:30 pm, CBS Chicago has reported.
According to Country Club Hills police, when they arrived at the scene after they were informed, the driver’s seat had fresh blood that was also on the ground next to the vehicle's door. They were told that a man had taken the victim from the scene of the crime.
When the police investigated and searched for a man with a gunshot wound at local nearby hospitals they found a male admitted to Advocate South Suburban Hospital. He had a shot in his neck. However, they did not confirm the identity of the male, Complex reported.
According to the website, he has been transferred to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he remains in critical condition, spokesperson for the Centre, Johnna Kelly confirmed.
Lil Durk, another rapper tweeted soon after the incident saying "Reese is good" which has been confirmed by the publication was about Reese's condition.
Reese, whose real name is Tavares Taylor is a 26-year-old Chicago based rapper. He is known for his collaborations with the likes of Chief Keef and Fredo Santana. According to WGNTV, Reese was involved in a car chase and was pursued by its driver. The car is said to have tinted windows and was described as "white, grey or silver sedan, possibly a Chevy Malibu" that had a Wisconsin license plate.
Approximately 12 shots were fired at the scene, witnesses said. The shooter is said to have stepped out of his car and shot the male with something that appeared to be a small rifle. He then fled the scene.