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Drill Rapper Lil Tuda Death, 14-Year-Old Rapper Lil Tuda Shot and Killed

A 14-year-old drill rapper that goes by the name Lil Tuda has been shot and killed in Chicago over the weekend, making him the latest rapper from the city to lose his life to gun violence.

Lil Tuda (real name Timothy Lockhart) was shot in the head on Chicago’s West Side at 4:45 p.m. on Saturday (June 17) on the 100 block of South Homan Avenue. He was pronounced dead at Stroger Hospital in Chicago.

Tuda allegedly belonged to a street organization called the Dirty Money Gang, which is believed to be a subsidiary of the Gangster Disciples and the Black P Stones.

Another 14-year-old boy was shot multiple times alongside Lil Tuda and rushed to the same hospital. He is currently listed in critical condition.

The details surrounding the shooting are still under investigation, and the motive behind the attack remains unknown. It is deeply saddening to see a young artist with potential and talent cut short in such a violent manner.

This incident sheds light on the persistent issue of gun violence in Chicago, which has garnered attention and concern both locally and nationally.

The city has been grappling with a high crime rate, and the music industry, including drill rap, has been directly affected by this violence.

Chicago community activist Andrew Holmes told the outlet the shooting involving both teenage boys which occurred during Father’s Day weekend and the Juneteenth holiday was a tragedy.

“I’m not happy at all. Father’s Day, Juneteenth, celebrating for what? Until we can stop this gun violence, Black-on-Black crime, and get these individuals in custody, then talk to me. But, we got two babies, two babies here.”

Holmes began.

He continued: “So, how are their fathers going to be happy? How are their mothers going to be happy? How is this family going to be happy? It’s wrong. Turn these individuals in.”

The loss of anotherr rapper to gun violence is a tragic reminder of the broader problem affecting not only Chicago but also many communities worldwide.

It emphasizes the importance of promoting peaceful resolutions, supporting at-risk youth, and working towards creating opportunities that can lead to a brighter future.

The sudden death of the aspiring rapper Lil Tuda has shocked many fans.

They expressed their grief and sadness over the passing of the musician on various social media platforms like Twitter and Instagram.

One social media user wrote, “This is tragic. 14 year olds look like babies to me now. There is nothing amusing about this.” Another user went on to say, “Rest in peace, Lil Tuda.” A user penned, “This is very sad. My heart breaks for this kid.”

Followed by a fourth user who tweeted, “This has been happening forever unfortunately.” A user chimed in, “His parents failed him and the streets took his life for it. Choices have consequences.”

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Written by Darnell Simmons

Investigative Journalist, social analysis