Rapper Capo was gunned down this weekend and a baby was killed when the shooters plowed over his stroller, the latest burst of violence on the turbulent Chicago rap scene.
Capo, who is a member of rapper Chief Keef’s Glo Gang, was killed in a drive-by shooting in broad daylight on Saturday. Police said the 22-year-old was shot in the hip and back on the city’s South Side, and the shooters then ran over a 13-month-old boy three miles away.
The baby killed, Dillan Harris, was on a walk with his mother and older sisters. He was rushed to the hospital but did not survive the injuries.
“I was trying to save my baby,” the boy’s mother told the Chicago Tribune. “I never imagined this would happen… my son gone so soon.”
The people in the car drove into a parking lot and then fled on foot, witnesses said.
“The boys jumped out of the car right here in the alley and ran down the street,” witness Erin Fletcher told WLS-TV.
Willie Cochran, a Chicago alderman, said there was a witness who followed the car after the rapper was shot, and saw them later hit and kill the baby.
“He followed the car and called 911 and lead police to it,” Cochran said.
Cochran said he was also angry at how people at the scene of the shooting blamed police for the baby’s death.
“One of the disturbing things that has come to light is how people on the scene of the accident were saying that the police had no business chasing these guys and are blaming the police,” said Cochran, a former police officer. “But who do you chase if you don’t chase a murderer?… Rather than saying the gunman had no business going to shoot and kill somebody, they were saying the police had no business chasing them.”
Capo, whose real name was Marvin Carr, was reportedly returning from a recording session in Los Angeles.
“He was a good kid. The streets of Chicago is something,” said his manager, Renaldo Hess. “He was murdered. I don’t understand what is going on with all these kids.”
This is not the first time that violence has struck the Chicago rap scene. Last year, another rapper, Mario Hess, was killed in a shooting. Hess, known as “Big Glo,” was Chief Keef’s cousin.
Police said they are questioning two people in the deaths of the rapper and baby but have not announced any suspects.
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