Two men were killed, and five other people, including a prominent Chicago rapper known as King Louie, were wounded Wednesday in separate shootings in Chicago, police said.
In the Austin neighborhood, a man was shot to death in a home in the 1000 block of North Lamon Avenue about 6:17 p.m., said Officer Thomas Sweeney, a Chicago police spokesman. The man, age 39, suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead on the scene.
Police News Affairs did not immediately have any detailed information on the circumstances of the shooting, but Sweeney said no one was in custody.
Less than a half-mile away from the evening killing, a 33-year-old man was shot to death about 1:45 p.m. in the 1100 block of North Leclaire Avenue, said Officer Nicole Trainor, aChicago police spokeswoman.
A man and a 55-year-old woman were both wounded in the shooting. The woman told officers a gunman approached, shot the man and then fled the scene on foot, Trainor said.
The man suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was taken in grave condition to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead a short time later. He was identified as Christopher Ruffin, of the 22700 block of Bridgeway in south suburban Richton Park, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
The woman, who suffered a wound to her index finger, drove herself to West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park. The woman told police she was struck by a bullet fragment, Trainor said.
Numerous reports from Chicago locals have confirmed that rapper King Louie was shot in the Windy City earlier today (Dec 23).
While details remain scarce, Louie’s manager has confirmed with Chicago Sun Times writer Charles Perry that the rapper is alive and talking.
The near fatal shooting happened reportedly happened near 83rd and Pulaski in Chicago.
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King Louie was shot in the head in the Ashburn neighborhood on the Southwest Side Wednesday afternoon, his management team confirmed. The rapper — whose real name is Louis Johnson — was shot while in a vehicle in the 3900 block of West 83rd Street about 3:30 p.m., according to his management and Chicago Police. Police said he was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where his condition had stabilized. Louie is said to be “up and talking.”