It's About Time
- A week ago, rapper Shaquon Thomas posted a video making fun of a rival gang while pretending to hold a gun in his hands.
"You don't even know how to shoot," Thomas rapped in the video, titled "Shooters."
Early Friday, the 20-year-old Thomas was gunned down about a block from where he recorded that video on the streets of Uptown. It's an area where three street gangs -- [...we aren't listing the names of the gangs - SCC] -- have been locked in a long-running feud. Thomas was a [great disappointment], according to police.
Around 1:35 a.m. Friday, he was with a friend in the 4800 block of North Kenmore Avenue when a gunman walked up and started shooting, authorities said. Thomas was hit twice in the back and taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 3:01 a.m.
It's too bad they didn't kill him sooner, but it wasn't for lack of trying:
- It was at least the third time someone had tried to kill Thomas in the last year and a half, according to police. The other two times, innocent bystanders died.
That's just great - two other statistics because this waste of protoplasm couldn't do the right thing and just take his bullets. Jesse? Al? Louis? WVON? You want to comment on this shit?