Chicago Rapper KTS Dre Shot 64 Times Moments After Jail Release

Chicago rapper KTS Dre was fatally shot 64 times moments after he was released from jail on Saturday.

The victim was identified in the police report, obtained by the Chicago Tribune, as 31-year-old Londre Sylvester—KTS Dre's real name.

The incident occurred at around 8:50 p.m. local time on Saturday, across the street from the Cook County Jail near the 2700 block of West 27th Street in Little Village.

Sylvester was shot after he had "just been released from the jail, according to the police report. Sylvester had been fitted with an ankle monitor "as a condition of his bail" and was shot shortly afterward. The police report stated that Sylvester suffered 64 gunshot wounds, including ones to his head.

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A Chicago rapper was fatally shot 64 times on Saturday just moments after his jail release. Here, law enforcement officers investigate a crime scene near the border between the Morgan Park and West Pullman neighborhoods on July 7, 2021, in Chicago. Kamil Krzaczynski/Getty

A 60-year-old woman who was with Sylvester, as well as a 35-year-old woman were also shot during the incident, though "it appears Sylvester was the intended target while [the women] were inadvertently struck," per the police report.

In a press release, the Chicago Police Department said, "The female victim was shot in the knee and transported to Stroger by the CFD in good condition. The male victim suffered gunshot wounds to the face and chest before he was pronounced [dead] at Mount Sinai."

"A third victim, a 35-year-old woman, who was standing nearby suffered a graze wound to the face. She was transported by the CFD to Mount Sinai in good condition," the police stated.

While Sylvester and the 60-year-old woman were walking to their vehicles, "several unknown (suspects) exited two separate vehicles and all began to shoot in Sylvester's direction, striking him numerous times,"

 according to the police report. The suspects then got into their respective vehicles and fled the scene in different directions.

"No one is in custody as Area Four detectives investigate," the Chicago Police Department stated.

Newsweek was directed to the press release after reaching out to the Chicago Police Department for comment.

The shooting comes as Chicago faces an increase in gun violence. From July 2 to July 6, at least 108 individuals were shot in Chicago, including 17 who were fatally shot.