Rapper Lil Reese ‘in critical condition’ after being shot in the neck

Roisin O'Connor
Rapper Lil Reese is in 'critical condition' after being shot, US media reports say: YouTube

Rapper Lil Reese has been admitted to hospital after being shot in the neck, US media reports.

According to ABC 7 Chicago, the alleged shooting took place in the afternoon on 11 November in Country Club Hills, a suburb south of Chicago.

Hospital officials identified the victim as Reese, whose real name is Tavares Taylor, and said he is in “critical condition”.

Country Club Hills police said Reese suffered a gunshot wound to the neck. Witnesses told officials that a man transported him to South Suburban Hospital, where he was then transferred to Christ Medical Center.

The motive behind the shooting is currently unclear. No arrests have been reported, and a police investigation is ongoing.

Along with his solo career, Reese is known for appearing in fellow rapper Chief Keef’s track “Traffic”, which has more than a million views on YouTube.