I’m sure his family will tell us that he was a good kid, turning his life around, etc.
An aspiring rapper was shot and killed while filming a music video with other artists and friends at Foster Park on Chicago’s South Side overnight. Four other people were wounded in the shooting.
Police said someone walked up to the group and opened fire near West 83rd and South Bishop in the city’s Auburn Gresham neighborhood just before 2:20 a.m. Tuesday.
A 23-year-old man was shot in the back of the head. He was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. The victim’s aunt, Angela Tate, identified him as Damond Dawson, an aspiring rapper. She said she warned him about the danger.
“I always told my kids and my sons and everybody. Stay out of Foster Park because they’re shooting people. You don’t need to be up there,” Tate said.
The shooting was recorded on video. The group was filming for a song called “Two Techs and a 50 Shot,” which refers to guns.
To be entirely fair, the ABC 7 did not post the lyrics to “Two Techs and a 50 Shot.”
It could be that a rap video shot at 2:20 AM in a dangerous park in Chicago known for gang shootings, and which apparently drew the attention of what appears to be a rival gang, was a song promoting Christian fellowship and harmony, calling on youths to stop committing violent crimes with black market firearms.
But I wouldn’t bet my mortgage on it.