KTS Dre killed latest – Chicago rapper 'shot 64 times' live in 'targeted' attack after gang links 'revealed'

RAPPER KTS Dre has been shot dead in a brutal ambush outside a Chicago jail that may have been related to his gang affiliation.

The 31-year-old, whose real name is Londre Sylvester, was shot at least 64 times as he left jail in a well-planned, targeted attack that occurred at approximately 8.50pm local time on Saturday.

The rapper was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Police have now identified KTS Dre as a member of the Lakeside faction of the Gangster Disciple, one of the most notorious street gangs in America, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

His brother and fellow rapper KTS Von also died from gun violence in 2015.

Read our KTS Dre blog below for up-to-the-minute updates…

  • Jocelyn Cook

    COURT DOCUMENTS DETAIL KTS DRE GANG'S HISTORY

    According to court documents, the Gangster Disciples have a decades-long history and a presence throughout the US.

    They have a history in both state and federal prisons.  

    “The long list of violent crimes alleged in this indictment – including two murders and multiple violent assaults – make plain the threat to our communities posed by criminal organizations like the Gangster Disciples,” Nicholas L. McQuaid, Acting Assistant Attorney General of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, said as suspected leaders of the gang were indicted in January.

  • Jocelyn Cook

    KTS DRE HAD TARGET TATTOOED ON NECK

    KTS Dre had the phrase Kill to Survive tattooed on his neck, which KTS stands for.

    He also had a target symbol on his neck, as shown in mugshots of the rapper.

  • Jocelyn Cook

    WOMAN PRESENT AT SHOOTING THOUGHT SHOTS WERE FIREWORKS

    A woman who had gone to the jail to visit a detainee said she thought she heard fireworks going off.

    The woman, who is unnamed, told the Sun-Times: “We were talking from car to car and I looked at her and said ‘Those sounded really close’.”

    She admitted she didn’t believe the officers when they told her to move her car.

  • Jocelyn Cook

    WHAT WAS KTS DRE'S CAUSE OF DEATH?

    The rapper was reportedly shot dead as he was released from jail on Saturday, July 10, 2021.

    He was shot at least 64 times, police said.

  • Jocelyn Cook

    WHEN DID KTS DRE DIE?

    The shooting occurred at approximately 8.50pm local time as KTS Dre was released from jail on Saturday, July 10, 2021.

    The rapper, 31, was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

  • Cybele Mayes-Osterman

    WHY WAS KTS DRE IN JAIL?

    Sylvester had been jailed for violation of bail bond for violating the conditions of his release in a 2020 felony gun case. 

    On July 1, a judge ordered the rapper to be held on $50,000 bail, with him paying the $5k needed on Friday, July 9.

    He had been fitted with an electronic monitoring device on his ankle before walking free on Saturday, Chicago police said.

  • Cybele Mayes-Osterman

    WHAT DID WITNESSES SAY?

    Witnesses reported that two armed men stepped outside a vehicle and started shooting Sylvester, striking him in the face and chest.

    A 60-year-old woman who was reportedly with him at the time of the shooting also suffered a wound to the knee. She was listed in good condition at Stroger Hospital, according to police.

    A second woman, 30, was passing by the area and was grazed by a bullet. She was also in good condition, police said.

  • Cybele Mayes-Osterman

    TWITTER SHOCKED AT KTS DRE'S DEATH

    Twitter users shared their shock at the brutal shooting that killed KTS Dre.

    One wrote: "KTS Dre hit might be the most Savage hit of the decade in Chicago. 64times in the head, by his mama’s side, right outside of the County! I can’t even wrap my head round it"

  • Cybele Mayes-Osterman

    LOCAL ATTORNEY CALLS VIOLENCE THAT KILLED KTS DRE 'DESTRUCTIVE'

    Steven D. Weinhoeft, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, commented on the indictment of suspected leaders of KTS Dre's gang in January.

    "These charges target national and state leaders of one of the most notorious street gangs in America," he said.

    “The lawlessness these gangs bring to our cities is terribly destructive and oftentimes difficult to prosecute."

  • Cybele Mayes-Osterman

    HOW OLD WAS KTS DRE WHEN HE DIED?

    Rapper KTS Dre, whose real name was Londre Sylvester, was 31 years old when he was gunned down as he walked free from Cook County Jail on Saturday night.

    His fiancée had posted his $5,000 bail on Friday .

    He was reportedly waiting with a 60-year-old woman for a car when he was ambushed.

  • Cybele Mayes-Osterman

    JESSE KELLY SAYS KTS DRE DEATH PROVES CHICAGO IS A 'MESS'

    Conservative host of "I'm Right" Jesse Kelly commented on KTS Dre's death, adding that Chicago is "a mess."

    "Six……sixty four times???" he said, referring to the number of times the rapper was shot.

    "There’s making sure and then there’s making sure. What a mess Chicago is. Horrible because it’s an awesome city."

  • Cybele Mayes-Osterman

    WHAT DID POLICE SAY OF THE SHOOTING?

    According to Chicago police, two cars pulled up to KTS Dre as he waited outside of Cook County Jail at around 8.50pm on Saturday.

    He was shot at 64 times and received fatal injuries to his head and chest, police said.

    The drill rapper was rushed to Mount Sinai Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

  • Cybele Mayes-Osterman

    COURT DOCUMENTS DETAIL KTS DRE GANG'S HISTORY

    According to court documents, the Gangster Disciples have a decades-long history and a presence throughout the US, including in state and federal prisons.  

    “The long list of violent crimes alleged in this indictment – including two murders and multiple violent assaults – make plain the threat to our communities posed by criminal organizations like the Gangster Disciples,” Nicholas L. McQuaid, Acting Assistant Attorney General of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, said as suspected leaders were indicted in January.

  • Cybele Mayes-Osterman

    WAS KTS DRE A MEMBER OF A GANG?

    Police have identified KTS Dre as a member of the Lakeside faction of the Gangster Disciple, one of the most notorious street gangs in America, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

    Mugshots of the rapper showed he had the words "Kill to Survive" tattooed on his neck alongside a target.

    Alleged leaders of the violent gang were indicted on federal racketeering charges earlier this year.

  • Cybele Mayes-Osterman

    WHAT TIME DID THE SHOOTING OCCUR?

    The shooting occurred at approximately 8.50pm local time.

    Police found 59 shell casings littered across the street from the Cook County Jail, where the killing unfolded.

    The rapper, 31, was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

  • Cybele Mayes-Osterman

    WITNESS EXCLUSIVELY TELLS THE SUN OF SHOOTING

    An unnamed woman who was present at the shooting told the Sun-Times: “We were talking from car to car and I looked at her and said ‘Those sounded really close’.”

    She admitted she didn’t believe the officers when they told her to move her car.

    The woman said: “At first I laughed it off because I didn’t believe him, but he was serious and told me there were gunshots.”

  • Cybele Mayes-Osterman

    WHAT WAS KTS DRE'S CAUSE OF DEATH?

    KTS Dre hit the headlines after he was killed in a fatal ambush attack in July 2021.

    The rapper was reportedly shot dead as he was released from jail on Saturday, July 10, 2021.

    He died as two other women were left injured in the attack.

  • Cybele Mayes-Osterman

    KTS DRE SENTENCED TO PRISON FOUR TIMES

    KTS Dre, whose real name is Londre Sylvester, had been sentenced to prison four times since 2010, CWB Chicago reports.

    The rapper was first arrested in late April for a felony charge of possessing a firearm.

    He had been in custody for more than a year, while his charges were upgraded to a Class X armed habitual crime.

  • Cybele Mayes-Osterman

    KTS DRE HAD TARGET TATTOOED ON NECK

    KTS Dre had the phrase Kill to Survive tattooed on his neck as well as a target symbol.

    The 31-year-old was struck in the face and chest and was taken to Mount Sinai hospital where he was pronounced dead.

    An autopsy is expected to be released in the upcoming weeks, according to the Chicago Tribune.

  • Cybele Mayes-Osterman

    KTS DRE'S SHOOTING NOT THE FIRST TIME JAIL WAS ATTACKED

    The shooting of KTS Dre as he left the jail was not the first time a shooting took place just outside the jail.

    In 2017, Kamari Belmont, 23, was killed in a shooting shortly after he was released on $100,000 bail, the Chicago Tribune reports.

    A white SUV reportedly pulled up and immediately opened fire shortly after murder charges against Belmont were dropped.

  • Cybele Mayes-Osterman

    WOMAN PRESENT AT SHOOTING THOUGHT SHOTS WERE FIREWORKS

    A female, who had gone to the jail to visit a detainee, said she thought she heard fireworks going off.

    The woman, who is unnamed, told the Sun-Times: “We were talking from car to car and I looked at her and said ‘Those sounded really close’.”

    She admitted she didn’t believe the officers when they told her to move her car.

  • Cybele Mayes-Osterman

    WHY WAS KTS DRE ARRESTED?

    Court records show that KTS Dre had been jailed in June for violating the terms of his bond.

    The case is related to an arrest in April of 2020 when the rapper was reported to be carrying a firearm in the Chicago neighborhood of Auburn Gresham.

    Police reportedly saw him driving a white Jaguar sedan and found a 9mm Glock pistol on him when he was stopped, ABC7 reports.

  • Cybele Mayes-Osterman

    KTS DRE SHOT OVER 60 TIMES

    KTS Dre, real name Londre Sylvester, was shot at least 64 times, police said.

    The shooting occurred at approximately 8.50pm local time.

    Police found 59 shell casings littered across the street from the Cook County Jail, where the killing unfolded.

    The rapper, 31, was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

  • Cybele Mayes-Osterman

    KTS DRE REPORTED MEMBER OF 'GANGSTER DISCIPLES'

    Police have identified KTS Dre as a member of the Lakeside faction of the Gangster Disciple, one of the most notorious street gangs in America, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

    Mugshots of the rapper showed he had the words "Kill to Survive" tattooed on his neck alongside a target.

    Alleged leaders of the violent gang were indicted on federal racketeering charges earlier this year.

  • Cybele Mayes-Osterman

    WITNESS DESCRIBES SHOOTING

    A woman who was visiting the Cook County Jail on Saturday night has described the terrifying moment that gun fire erupted.

    She has been talking to a friend at the entrance when she said she heard a noise she thought was fireworks.

    “Moments later, I heard two pops in front of the visiting area, then more in a cadence that couldn’t be anything but gunshots.

    “When the shooting stopped, a Cook Country [sheriff’s officer] said to me, ‘Young lady, I think you better move your car,’ and at first I laughed it off because I didn’t believe him, but he was serious and told me those were gunshots."

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