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Chief Keef To Hold Hologram 'Concert' In Chicago In Wake Of Woodlawn Shootings

By Rachel Cromidas in News on Jul 13, 2015 3:50PM

Chicago's notorious summer gun violence continued this past weekend, leaving at least 27 people wounded and six dead, including a rapper and friend of Chief Keef.

In the wake of the shooting, Chief Keef announced he would host a free concert in Chicago Friday, particularly in memory of his friend and the 13-month-old boy who was killed in a car chase following the shooting Saturday. The delinquent rapper is not allowed to visit Chicago due to outstanding warrants, so he will perform via hologram Friday, at a location and time yet to be announced.

The fatal shooting and car chase happened at about 1:45 p.m. Saturday, police told the Sun-Times, in the 7700 block of South Kingston. 22-year-old Marvin Carr, known as the rapper Capo, was fatally shot at the scene, and as the car sped away from the scene of shooting it fatally struck 13-month-old Dillan Harris. Harris's mother told the Sun-Times she and her three children were on their way to 63rd Street Beach in Woodlawn and waiting at a bus stop when the car swerved toward them, hitting a pole and her infant son.

Carr is considered a member of Chief Keef's "Glo Gang," and according to a family friend had recently returned to Chicago from a recording session in Los Angeles.

A statement from Keef said he was "moved by the news" of the shooting and would raise money for Chicago charities and the victims' families by performing a concert in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, that would be played on a hologram screen in Chicago. Greek billionaire Alki David, who has recently taken an interest in Chicago, will match the money that is raised. The statement also said Keef was founding a new anti-violence foundation called Stop The Violence Now.

Chief Keef's own brushes with gun violence include charges that he once ran from police with a loaded handgun in 2011, pointed the gun at officers and fired two shots, but missed. The then 16-year-old served time on home confinement in that case.

Other fatal shootings documented this weekend include a shooting at a home in River Forest that reportedly left two dead and three injured, including two police officers and a 19-year-old man gunned down Sunday afternoon in the 8300 block of South Baker Avenue in South Chicago.

Chicago has logged at least 1,419 shootings so far this year, compared to 1,284 by this time last year, according to a Tribune analysis of crime data.