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Chicago Rapper King Louie Shot In The Head In Chicago’s Ashburn Neighborhood

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Chicago rapper 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.

A representative from his management team said he was “awake and talking.”

Further details were not immediately available.


King Louie coined the term “Chi-Raq” in 2009 and is also credited with the creation of “Drillinois,” the hip hop genre he and other Chicago rappers including Chief Keef, Lil Reese, Lil Durk and G Herbo helped popularize.

King Louie released a song titled “F— Spike Lee” the same day the New York director’s film “Chi-Raq” premiered in theaters.

Source: Chicago SunTimes

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