Lil Durk’s brother DThang died 'on the spot' after he was shot in the head in Chicago
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS: The brother of Durk Derrick Banks, known popularly by his stage name Lil Durk, was found dead outside a nightclub in Chicago.
The 32-year-old was "shot in the head and died on the spot" on South Loomis Boulevard, a TMZ report said.
Authorities have not yet shared information regarding any suspect.
The news was first broken by Chicago Media Takeout on Instagram. The outlet shared the photo of the two brothers and wrote, “Chicago. @money_making_dthang . When is it going to stop? Durk, you’re in our prayers. @lildurk . Most importantly praying for his kids.”
The 28-year-old rapper and his now-deceased brother — DThang — were recently seen at the birthday party of music mogul Pierre Thomas in Atlanta, Georgia. This is the latest tragedy to have struck the ‘Laugh Now Cry Later’ singer’s family, years after they lost their cousin, McArthur Swindle, a rapper who used to perform as OTF Nunu, in 2014. The 21-year-old was also shot dead in Chicago when he was seated in an SUV in a parking lot in the 700 block of East 87th Street. At the time, it was said the shooting seemed to be gang-related.
DThang too was a musician and his real name was Dontay Banks Jr.
Soon after news broke out of Lil Durk’s brother's death, the internet was buzzing. One person wrote on Chicago Media Takeout’s Instagram post, “Really praying for that mans sanity at this point.” Another one said, “Brooo this is crazy they was just with eachother.” The third posted, “May god give Lil durk and his family strength during these extremely hard times. And everyone out there reading this, y’all be safe,” and the fourth added, “Why y’all ain’t wait for the family to confirm it before y’all announce this?”
People on Twitter also expressed their concern over DThang's fatal shooting. One user tweeted, “Why yalll durk can’t catch a break like dis is too much Loss bro longlive OTF DTHANG BRO DAT SHIT HIT ME I can’t sleep no more for life.” The second one wrote, “Who did this? Quando?” “I hope Durk gets some help physiological help if needed cause he losing people left and right this not supposed to be normal,” a person commented. “What’s this dude still during in Chicago,,Chicago is too cold for a street rich dude to be...damn rip Dthang,” another one added.
Why yalll durk can’t catch a break like dis is too much Loss bro longlive OTF DTHANG BRO DAT SHIT HIT ME I can’t sleep no more for life— SGingvon (@SGINGVON) June 6, 2021
Who did this? Quando?— rich🌵 (@Lamar_Franklin1) June 6, 2021
I hope Durk gets some help physiological help if needed cause he losing people left and right this not supposed to be normal.— Donovan Afolayan (@Azazel068) June 6, 2021
What’s this dude still during in Chicago,,Chicago is too cold for a street rich dude to be...damn 🤦♂️rip Dthang— Olalekan ibro£uro (@IBROEURO_DREAM) June 6, 2021