Chicago rapper Capo was shot and killed in the city’s South Side Saturday, and moments later, his suspected shooters ran over and killed a one-year-old boy who was sitting in a stroller.
Law enforcement officials say over the deadly weekend, in which nearly 30 people were hit by gunfire, Capo, whose legal name is Marvin Carr, was shot in the hip and back around 1:45 p.m. Saturday in a possible drive by. He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead hours later, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.
Carr, 22, was a member of teen rapper Chief Keef’s Glo Gang label. His manager Renaldo Hess said he had recently returned from a recording session in Los Angeles, CA.
“He was a good kid. The streets of Chicago is something,” the manager said. “He was murdered. I don’t understand what is going on with all these kids.”
A person with ties to law enforcement who witnessed the shooting followed the alleged assailant’s car, which eventually crashed into a stroller holding one-year-old Dillan Harris, as the child and his mother waited for a bus.
Harris died at the University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital a short time later on Saturday.
Police are reportedly questioning two people of interest in the shooting, but some are blaming law enforcement for the death of the infant, according Ald. Willie Cochran, who told the Sun-Times:
“One of the disturbing things that has come to light is how people on the scene of the accident were saying that the police had no business chasing these guys and are blaming the police,” said Cochran, a former police officer. “But who do you chase if you don’t chase a murderer? . . . Rather than saying the gunman had no business going to shoot and kill somebody, they were saying the police had no business chasing them.”
From Friday to Sunday evening, 28 people were shot and 6 killed as a result of Chicago’s gang violence. One of those victims included a 12-year-old boy.
On July 4, 7-year-old Amari Brown of Humbolt Park was left dead after men opened fire with the intent of killing his gang member father.
As of Sunday July 12, 1,416 people had been shot in Chicago since January 1, and 213 of them were left dead.