A local 17 year-old rapper Leonard “L’A Capone” Anderson, friends of Def Jam Recording’s Lil Durk, was shot and killed Thursday evening leaving a South Shore recording studio, his mother said.
After the shooting, fellow rapper Lil Durk tweeted, “Get well lil bro,” but then followed it up with a later tweet of “rip lil bro” after Anderson died about 8:30 p.m. at Northwestern Hospital.
Anderson’s mother, said her son was close friends with Lil Durk for five years and appeared in several of Lil Durk’s videos. Anderson was leaving a session at the recording studio with a friend when he was shot.
“The friend said Leonard walked to the corner looking for their ride, wondering where their ride was at, and he heard four shots and Leonard was on the ground,” said Morris, 37.
Morris said her son had been shot around this time last year, but recovered after surgeries and other lengthy treatment, making his quick death Thursday night all the more shocking.
Morris said she went to the hospital Thursday night and was trying to keep herself busy as doctors treated Anderson when she heard her mother scream.
“I could hear my mother screeching loud, and I knew,” Morris said. “They said he was losing too much blood. They stopped it twice, but the third time he stopped breathing.”
“I guess he got tired of trying to fight,” she said.
Anderson had just turned 17 last week. A homemade chocolate cake with chocolate frosting was still on the kitchen counter Friday morning.
“He doesn’t like store-bought cake, so I had to make him one,” Morris said.