Rapper Boosie Badazz took his first baby steps after suffering a gunshot wound to his leg during a drive-by in Dallas, Texas in November.
Boosie was among multiple rappers who were shot during a violent crime wave targeting rappers last year.
The Louisiana native was shot after attending a memorial for his friend and collaborator, Mo3, who was killed on a Dallas freeway in November.
Boosie, who had been in a wheelchair for nearly two months, took to social media on Tuesday to celebrate his ability to walk on his own.
After asking for assistance to stand up, Boosie proceeded to take a few tentative steps. "I think I can take a few steps, man," he said before rising from the wheelchair and pushing his assistant away.
"Look, I got this b*tch. I got this b*tch," he said before stumbling into the camera. "Man, get your handicapped a** back in the chair now," said the cameraman.
"Hey, I just took my first steps!" Boosie shouted. "You saw me do my sh*t, yeah b*tch! Yeah, it's up!"
"I'm out of breath from that little walk... Man, I'm out of shape, man. I'm out of shape, man. Man. That little walk got me tired already."
The rapper, who has a physical therapist, was in danger of losing his leg to amputation just a month ago.
An 11-year-old Atlanta boy was killed in a drive-by shooting near his home on the city's East Side on Nov. 6.
Tyrell Sims had just returned home after helping his friend's grandmother put up her Christmas tree when he was shot.
Police identified 2 persons of interest -- Antonius Montanez Aziz and Jeremiah Taylor -- in connection with the shooting.
Aziz was questioned by police and released. Police are still searching for Taylor.
According to Tyrell's father, Connie Sims, his son was recording a TikTok video in the front yard with his 12-year-old friend when a black SUV drove slowly down the 1200 block of Bell Avenue in the East Point neighborhood of Atlanta.
The two boys immediately hit the ground when they heard gunshots. The 12-year-old told police he heard bullets whizzing past his head.
When the shooting stopped, Tyrell was laying motionless on the ground with a gunshot wound to his head. He was pronounced dead at Grady Hospital.
"The guy came running in and told me, 'Your son was shot!' I just started running, jumped in the car, tried to resuscitate him. I tried to bring him back. I believe I did all I could," Connie Sims told reporters, according to AJC.com.
Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact East Point Police at 404-761-2177.
Rapper Lil Marlo is among 5 killed in Atlanta shootings over the weekend. Lil Marlo, real name Rudolph Johnson, was fatally shot on I-285 in downtown Atlanta late Saturday night.
Police said the shooting was a targeted hit. "At this time, investigators believe the victim was the intended target of the gunfire and they are working to determine the circumstances surrounding the shooting."
According to TMZ, police respond to a call of a single-vehicle accident around 11:30 p.m. and found the 30-year-old rapper suffering from a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Lil Marlo signed to Quality Control Records in 2017. He is pictured with label co-founder Pee Thomas (right). The independent label's acts include Cardi B, Lil Baby, Trippie Redd, Migos, City Girls, and Lil Yachty.
Label mate Lil Yachty confirmed the rapper's death on Sunday. "We just did a song a 4 this morning smh rip brother," he wrote on Instagram.
Marlo was among 5 people fatally shot in Atlanta over the weekend. 11 people were wounded in separate shootings in the Atlanta area.
Lil Marlo's death follows a violent 4th of July weekend that left 5 people dead and more than two dozen wounded in Atlanta.
The mother of a 13-year-old shooting victim in Chicago says the police didn't kill her daughter.
104 people were shot in Chicago over the Father's Day weekend. 13 people died, including Amaria Jones, who has emerged as the face of the carnage.
Amaria was showing her mother, Lawanda Jones, a TikTok dance when a stray bullet passed through a "Chicago Lives Matter" sign and struck her daughter in their home last Saturday.
Jones told a CBS affiliate news station, "I turned around and I was looking for her and she was on the ground reaching out like this, holding her neck. I was like, what?! What?! What?!"
Her daughter's death led Jones to condemn the violence in her city.
"They talk about the police killing - killing our citizens. They're killing each other off," Jones told CBS 2. "Our kids are not safe no more. Period. You can't sit on your porch. You can't even be in your own house. You'll get killed."
Two boys, ages 15 and 16, were also shot during the same drive-by incident in Amaria's home in a middle class neighborhood. They are expected to survive their injuries.
Jones said, "To the other parents whose kids got shot — my heart goes out to them too, because don’t nobody know what it’s like unless you are in these shoes, to lose a child. You might sympathize with us, but you ain’t going to feel the pain until it actually happens."
Three suspects have been charged in the shooting death of 18-year-old college student Na'Kia Crawford in Akron, Ohio.
Crawford was killed in a drive-by shooting while riding in a car with her grandmother on Sunday afternoon. She was shot multiple times while stopped at a traffic light.
Crawford was transported to Summa Akron City Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
Adarus Black, 17, was charged with murder. Jaion Bivens, 18, has been charged with obstructing justice and tampering with evidence, and Janisha George, 24, is charged with obstructing justice. All three are Black.
Bivens agreed to cooperate with police and plans to turn himself in, according to police.
Police say Crawford was "accidentally targeted" by the shooter. "Na'Kia Crawford was in the wrong place at the wrong time," Deputy Chief Jesse Lesser said during a virtual news conference.
Tensions flared in the city and Crawford's case received national attention after eyewitnesses claimed she was shot by a white man.
A $50,000 reward was offered in exchange for information leading to the arrest of the killer.
Houston police are searching for three women in connection with the shooting death of a 5-year-old boy.
Police are looking for Shapree Monique Stoneham, 29; Khalisah Smith, 18; and Alexis Moshae Gore, 22. The women are persons of interest in the shooting death of Jordan Allen Jr. who died a week after he was hit by a stray bullet fired from a car.
Jordan was playing on his family's porch when he was shot around 9 p.m. Tuesday in the 8500 block of Richmond Avenue near Dunvale in southwest Houston, CBS DFW reports.
"He just told me to get him some juice," said the boy's father, Jordan Allen Sr. "That's why I stepped in the house to get him some juice."
He said the family was making Tik-Tok videos on the 2nd floor balcony when they heard five to six gunshots in the parking lot. Then they heard Jordan crying out.
"Everybody ran in the house and the kids ran in the house, so I ran to the porch, and then I see my son on the ground holding his head asking for my help," Allen said.
"The happiest child in the world. Jordan... he would bring joy to everybody," Allen said.
After the shooter sped off, Allen picked up his son and flagged down an ambulance. He said he is now trying to figure out how to lay his son to rest.
Police recovered multiple spent shell casings in the parking lot. Several cars were damaged by gunfire, police spokesperson Jodi Silva told CNN.
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