A 14-year-old drill rapper known as Lil Tuda was fatally sh*t in Chicago over the weekend, becoming another tragic victim of gun violence in the city. Lil Tuda, whose real name was Timothy Lockhart, was shot in the head on Saturday at around 4:45 p.m. on the 100 block of South Homan Avenue. He was later pronounced dead at Stroger Hospital.
During the incident, another 14-year-old boy was also shot multiple times and is currently in critical condition at the same hospital. This heartbreaking shooting occurred during Father's Day weekend and the Juneteenth holiday, amplifying the sense of tragedy.
Community activist Andrew Holmes expressed his deep sadness, emphasizing the need to address gun violence and bring those responsible to justice. He highlighted the impact on the families of the victims, stating that their happiness is shattered by such senseless acts.
According to a tweet from 16th & 17th District Chicago Police Scanner, Lil Tuda was reportedly affiliated with the DMG (Dirty Money Gang), a subset of Gangster Disciples and Black P Stones. This incident adds to the disturbing trend of gun violence that has been plaguing Chicago for some time.
Timothy Lockhart, aka Lil Tuda, a self proclaimed rapper and member of the DMG (Dirty Money Gang), a set of Gangster Disciples and Black P Stones near 72nd and Rockwell was shot and killed on the 100 block of S Homan around 4:45 PM— 16th & 17th District Chicago Police Scanner (@CPD1617Scanner) June 19, 2023
Lockhart was 14 years old. pic.twitter.com/bO2vo9UNYm
Sadly, Lil Tuda's death is not an isolated incident. In April, another 14-year-old rapper, Lil Ronald from ShortyMobb, was shot and killed in Chicago. Additionally, in August 2021, the city lost Chicago rapper Edai, who played a significant role in pioneering the Chicago drill scene. And in August 2020, the shooting death of FBG Duck, a prominent Chicago rapper, shocked the community.
The devastating loss of these young lives underscores the urgent need for action to curb gun violence and ensure the safety of Chicago's residents.