Chicago Rapper KTS Dre Killed After Being Shot 64 Times Shortly Following Release From Jail

Chicago rapper KTS Dre was killed after he was shot 64 times. The incident occurred after he was released from jail on Saturday. Two others were also shot.

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Chicago rapper KTS Dre was fatally shot shortly after he was released from jail on Saturday night in an ambush.

According to the Chicago Tribune, the 31-year-old rapper, whose real name was Londre Sylvester, was shot at least 64 times outside Chicago’s Cook County Jail. Following the incident, police discovered 59 shell casings around the 2700 block of West 27th Street in Little Village.

Sylvester was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital and was pronounced dead there less than an hour later.

A 60-year-old woman that was with KTS Dre was hit in the knee and taken to Stroger Hospital for treatment. Another woman who was walking around in the area when the gunfire erupted was also shot. The woman’s mouth was grazed by a bullet. She was taken to Mount Sinai and listed as being in good condition.

“It appears Sylvester was the intended target while (the women) were inadvertently struck,” the police report stated. 

Sylvester had been released and was walking, along with the 60-year-old-women, to a car that was waiting to take them when the suspects “exited two separate vehicles and all began to shoot in Sylvester’s direction, striking him numerous times,” according to authorities. 

After the shooting, the suspects got back in their vehicles and left the scene in different directions, officials said. The fatal shooting is still under investigation and Chicago police plan on looking at surveillance cameras in the area to review for evidence. 

The late rapper had posted $5,000 bail on Friday. He was ordered to be held on $50,000 bail on July 1 after prosecutors filed a petition for violation of bail bond against him. He was accused of not meeting the conditions of his release in a 2020 felony gun case.

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