Local rapper and friend of Lil Durk fatally shot Thursday

A local teenage rapper who was known to be friends with Lil Durk, a Chicago rapper with ties to Chief Keef, died Thursday night after getting shot in an alley.

Leonard Anderson, 17, was waiting to be picked up with a friend after coming out of a recording studio in the 7000 block of Stony Island.

After stepping into the alley, he was shot in the right thigh and lower back, police said. He was pronounced dead at 8:33 p.m. at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Anderson went by the name of L’A Capone in his musical career. His mother, Dedra Morris, said he got shot last year in September as well.

Police said Anderson had documented gang affiliations and that the investigation into his death is ongoing.

Anderson was friends with Lil Durk, Morris said. Lil Durk, whose real name is Durk D. Banks, was convicted of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon in 2012, but was released on parole in July 2012. He had a subsequent gun violation this past June.

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