14-Year-Old Rapper Lil Tuda Shot & Killed In Chicago

A 14-year-old drill rapper that goes by the name Lil Tuda has been shot and killed in Chicago over the weekend, making him the latest rapper from the city to lose his life to gun violence.

According to ABC 7 Chicago, Lil Tuda (real name Timothy Lockhart) was shot in the head on Chicago’s West Side at 4:45 p.m. on Saturday (June 17) on the 100 block of South Homan Avenue. He was pronounced dead at Stroger Hospital in Chicago.

Another 14-year-old boy was shot multiple times alongside Lil Tuda and rushed to the same hospital. He is currently listed in critical condition.

Chicago community activist Andrew Holmes told the outlet the shooting involving both teenage boys — which occurred during Father’s Day weekend and the Juneteenth holiday — was a tragedy.

“I’m not happy at all,” Holmes began. “Father’s Day, Juneteenth, celebrating for what? Until we can stop this gun violence, Black-on-Black crime, and get these individuals in custody, then talk to me. But, we got two babies, two babies here.”

He continued: “So, how are their fathers going to be happy? How are their mothers going to be happy? How is this family going to be happy? It’s wrong. Turn these individuals in.”

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