While details remain scarce, Louie’s manager has confirmed with Chicago Sun Times writer Charles Perry that the rapper is alive and talking.
The near fatal shooting happened reportedly happened near 83rd and Pulaski in Chicago.
Stay tuned for more details on this breaking story.
Update: The Chicago Sun Times has new details on the shooting:
King Louie was shot in the head in the Ashburn neighborhood on the Southwest Side Wednesday afternoon, his management team confirmed. The rapper — whose real name is Louis Johnson — was shot while in a vehicle in the 3900 block of West 83rd Street about 3:30 p.m., according to his management and Chicago Police. Police said he was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where his condition had stabilized. Louie is said to be “up and talking.”
Breaking: King Louie’s manager confirms he was shot in the head at 83rd and Pulaski earlier today. He’s awake and talking.
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Louis Johnson, *27, shot in the left side of the head.
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