Chicago rapper King Louie is recovering after being shot in the head at the city’s Ashburn neighborhood after someone opened fire on Louie’s car at the intersection of 83rd and Pulaski on Wednesday afternoon. The rapper was shot while in his vehicle at 3:30 p.m. local time and brought to Chicago’s Advocate Christ Medical Center in stable condition.
“I believe in the power of prayer and I believe my brother Louie gone be ok. Send prayers to him in his battle,” Chance the Rapper tweeted after news of King Louie’s shooting spread.
Known as one of key figures in Chicago’s drill movement and with coining the word “Chiraq,” King Louie is also known for contributing vocally to Kanye West’s Yeezus track “Send It UP” and appears on “Familiar,” a cut on Donnie Trumpet and the Social Experiment’s Surf.
In October, King Louie joined Chicago rappers like Common, Lil Herb, Saba, Tree, Noname Gypsy and more on “Put the Guns Down,” an interactive music video that aimed to curb gun violence in the Windy City.
King Louie’s management confirmed to the Chicago Sun-Times that the rapper was “awake and talking.” He has not commented yet on social media about the incident.