A Chicago rapper was shot and killed one week after rapping "you don't even know to shoot" in an online music video.
Chicago police say rapper Shaquon Thomas, 20, was shot dead by a rival gang member as he walked with a friend along North kenmore Avenue in the city's Uptown neighborhood.
Police told the Chicago Tribune that Thomas was shot twice in the back. He was pronounced dead at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where he was transported.
Thomas mocked rival gang members in a number of online music videos he posted to YouTube.com.
In one music video for "Shooters," Thomas raps:
“Gotta a whole lotta shooters on the squad, gotta squad for the shooters. … If I catch an op, I’m smokin’ them… you don’t even know how to shoot.”
The Chicago Tribune reports that Thomas was the intended target in 2 prior shootings in which the shooter missed Thomas and hit innocent bystanders instead.
Police say Thomas was a member of the Gangster Disciples. There are no suspects.