A year and a half after he was nearly shot and killed in a brutal afternoon attack and chase just outside his hometown of Chicago, Lil Reese is shot again.
The rapper, 28, was one of three people gunned down Saturday morning in a parking garage connected to an upscale high-rise condo in Chicago’s River North neighborhood, according to CWB Chicago.
A graphic video of the bloody aftermath has surfaced online. It reportedly depicts a man, presumably Reese, lying on the floor bleeding from his head, another injured man walking out of the garage, and bystanders yelling at a stolen vehicle and calling Reese’s name.
Shot again! Lil Reese, 28, was one of three people gunned down Saturday morning in a parking garage connected to an upscale apartment building in Chicago’s River North neighborhood
Witnesses reported seeing several people “ all shooting at each other ” in what the police believe was some kind of carjacking.
Reese (née Tavares Lamont Taylor) was shot in the eye, while a 20-year-old man received a superficial shot in the knee. Both are listed in fair to good condition.
A third man, 27, was injured in the body several times and was finally listed in critical condition.
The manager of the rapper’s Instagram page shared a message to his 1.7 million fans and followers, writing, “ Everyone keeps praying for Reese and his family, ” in a Saturday afternoon post.
Get together: The manager of the rapper’s Instagram page shared a message with his 1.7 million fans and followers
Fair to good condition! Police found Reese (née Tavares Lamont Taylor) outside the garage bleeding profusely; he was reportedly scraped in the eye with a bullet
Officers interviewed three people who were walking to their car just before 10 a.m. when they heard what they believed was a car accident, the Chicago Sun Times reported.
Moments later they heard a few loud “pops” that turned out to be gunshots.
The group eventually drove to the third floor of the garage and found a car that had hit a concrete barrier. As they looked across the area, they heard someone shout, ‘Shots fired!’ Prompting them to turn their car and drive away.
When the police arrived on the scene, they found Reese bleeding profusely from the head, as she was accused of stealing someone’s car.
The other man in the video was also charged with participating in the alleged car theft, but denied having been involved in any way.
A stolen Dodge Durango, riddled with bullets, was also found crashing on the spot.
Police investigation: the police investigate whether the shootings were part of a carjacking; Reese can be seen in NYC in 2016
Recordings in 2019: Traffic rapper was seriously injured in November 2019 in a shooting and car chase just outside Chicago; he is pictured in NYC in 2016
In November 2019, Reese was seriously injured when his vehicle was riddled with bullets in an attack and chase that ended at a busy intersection in Country Club Hills, Illinois, just outside of Chicago.
A man armed with an AK47 assault rifle shot the rapper in the neck as he attempted to deposit money into his mother’s bank account in the mid-afternoon, in what he believed was a mistake of identity.
According to the witnesses, as many as a dozen gunshots were heard during the chase Complex.
Investigators said they found an empty vehicle with blood soaked in the driver’s seat and side door.
It turns out that Reese has asked someone in a car right behind him to take him to a local hospital. It is believed that if he had been waiting for an ambulance, there was a good chance he would have died.
No one has been arrested and convicted of the shooting.
Making his mark: The rapper’s biggest commercial success to date came with the single I Don’t Like with Chief Keef, which hit 73 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the fall of 2012; they can be seen together in the photo from August 2020
Lil Reese has worked in the past with rappers including Chief Keef and Lil Durk, who took to Twitter Monday night with a brief mention of his sick colleague, who wrote ‘Reese good’ with a blue heart emoji.
His biggest commercial success to date came with the single I Don’t Like with Chief Keef, which reached 73 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the fall of 2012.
Reese tweeted just before the 2019 shoots and wrote: ‘If you’re not on a scared or not going for yourself, don’t get around me …’
Friends come in: Lil Durk took to Twitter after the 2019 shooting, briefly mentioning his sick peer, who wrote ‘Reese good’ with a blue heart emoji
Speaking: Reese sent a tweet just before the 2019 recordings
Cold case: no one has been arrested and convicted for the 2019 shooting; he was seen in 2018