Details on yesterday’s alleged shooting at Chief Keef’s house (or Chief Keef’s manager Dro’s house) are still pretty scarce, but the Chicago Tribune followed up this morning with some additional details. First, sources claim Keef was not a witness to the shooting, and in fact sat shotgun as the victim was driven to the hospital.
Chief Keef, whose real name is Keith Cozart, was a passenger in the vehicle that dropped off the shooting victim at NorthShore Skokie Hospital overnight, according to the rapper’s lawyer, Leah Starkman.
Her client was questioned in connection with the shooting on Wednesday at the Northfield police station, she said. Starkman didn’t know the circumstances of the shooting, but insisted the rapper wasn’t involved.
“He wasn’t even a witness,” she said. “He didn’t see anything.”
When asked how Chief Keef knew the victim, Starkman said the victim was “some sort of acquaintance.”
Authorities earlier reported that the person was recovering in the ICU at NorthShore Skokie Hospital and later said the person is in stable condition.
Residents on the block have said that their neighborhood has been beset by noise and traffic problems that they blame on the residents of the home in question. Neighbors said Chief Keef fans will drive by, honk their horns and yell out his name.
Keef has had several recent scraps with the law. He had recently been released from court supervision in Cook County following earlier arrests and failed drug tests when he was arrested in Highland Park last week and charged with DUI, according to authorities.