Rapper KTS Dre dies after being shot 64 times on day of his release from jail

Rapper KTS Dre dies after being shot 64 times on day of his release from jail

  • KTS Dre is reported to have been shot outside the prison just after his release and confirmed dead on arrival in hospital
  • The rapper was with a 60-year-old woman who suffered a gunshot on the knee, and also a lady nearby was grazed by a bullet on her face - both survived
  • The 31-year-old was jailed in April for a bail violation in connection with a felony gun case

A rapper from Chicago, US, was killed after being shot tens of times on Saturday, July 10, just after he was released from jail.

Rapper KTS Dre Dead After Being Shot 64 Times Following Jail Release, Two Victims Suffer Bullet Wounds
Rapper KTS Dre Dead was just leaving jail after posting bail. Photo: Cook County Jail.
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KTS Dre, a 31-year-old man, was killed in what is said to have been a planned attack just as he walked out of Cook County Jail.

According to Abc7, the rapper - born Londre Sylvester was with a 60-year-old woman when a car pulled up, and two men started firing dozens of gunshots.

This is said to have been a day after his fiancée had posted his bail, and he was struck in the face and chest. He was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital.

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The woman he was with was shot in the knee but confirmed to be in good condition after medical attention.

Another 35-year-old woman standing nearby was grazed by a bullet in her face and taken to hospital, where she was confirmed to be in great condition.

Account to Fox2 Detroit, the rapper's KTS initials mean Kill To Survive, a phrase he also tattooed on his neck and added a target symbol.

Dre was reportedly identified as a certain gang member, and no arrests were yet to be made.

The 31-year-old was jailed in April for a bail violation in connection with a felony gun case. He was to return to court on July 27, 2021.

Since December, the late was also said to have been under house arrest with a GPS Monitoring device attached to him.

Martell Kardone Derouen death

In other bad news, YEN.com.gh reported in January 2021 that rapper Martell Derouen, popularly known as Kardone, died from a gunshot wound.

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The 34-year-old is also said to be singer Beyonce's cousin.

His body was found by San Antonio police inside his apartment in central Texas, where he was living.

The police conducted a welfare check within the area after an unnamed person reported him missing.

Source: Yen

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