According to a report from ABC7 Chicago and WGN9, Lil Reese, the Chicago native, was hospitalized after he was shot in the neck, putting him into critical condition. The outlets reported that Lil Reese, née Tavares Taylor, is now in the hospital being treated for his injuries.
The police claimed they found blood beside the car as well as in the driver’s seat after he was taken to a hospital. The police arrived at the scene after the man drove him to the hospital. The man drove the rapper to the Illinois hospital, Advocate Christ Medical Center.
Afterward, Lil Durk took to his Twitter account to dish on Reese’s health status, stating, “Reese good,” alongside another emoji. You can check out the Twitter post below:
As fans of the rapper know, he was featured on the 2012 single from Chief Keef, “I Don’t Like,” which went to number 73 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. In the same year, he worked with Rick Ross and Drake in a remix of his track, “Us.”
Reese good 💙
— DURKIOOO🦅 (@lildurk) November 12, 2019
This wouldn’t be the first time that a rapper was shot. On the 31st of March of 2019, Nipsey Hussle was murdered outside of his clothing store in Los Angeles by a personal acquaintance, Eric Holder, 29.
Reportedly, Eric went to talk to Nipsey Hussle about whether or not he had been cooperating with the authorities and ratting on people in the community. After his death, Nipsey received a massive outpouring of support from the hip-hop community as well as in the black community.
For instance, DJ Khaled appeared alongside John Legend, and Meek Mill for a performance on Saturday Night Live, with the former wearing a sweatshirt printed with an image of Nipsey Hussle’s face.
Nipsey’s album, Victory Lap, was up for Best Rap Album at the Grammy Awards in February of 2019, and following his death, the LP went to number 2 on the Billboard chart. His death sparked a flood of memes and tributes online, with several alluding to the passings of other legendary rappers, including The Notorious BIG and Tupac.