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Rapper Shot 64 Times In Ambush Attack While Leaving Chicago Jail

Chicago, IL – Rapper KTS “Kill To Survive” Dre was shot 64 times as he walked out of a Cook County Jail on Saturday after serving time on gun charges.

KTS Dre, whose legal name was Londre Sylvester, was arrested on April 27, 2020, on charges of resisting police and being a felon in possession of a weapon, CWB Chicago reported.

The 31-year-old rapper was also held without bail on a parole violation, and his charges were ultimately upgraded to Class X armed habitual criminal, according to the news outlet.

Sylvester, who sometimes also went by the name of “Kutthroat Dreko,” had been sentenced to prison on four occasions in the past 11 years, CWB Chicago reported.

Three of those sentences were due to weapons-related convictions.

Police said he was also a member of the Gangster Disciples’ Lakeside faction, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

The rapper remained in jail until Saturday evening, when a woman posted a $5,000 deposit bond so he could be released onto electronic monitoring, according to CWB Chicago.

Sylvester, who has a tattoo with the “Kill To Survive” acronym next to an image of a gun sight on his neck, was leaving the facility located near 27th Street and California Street with a 60-year-old woman and an activist when the shooting occurred at approximately 8:50 p.m., CWB Chicago reported.

Police said at least two gunmen jumped out of two different vehicles and opened fire on the trio, hitting Sylvester 64 times during the ambush-style attack.

The 60-year-old woman who was walking with him was shot in her knee and the 35-year-old female activist suffered a graze wound to her face, CWB Chicago reported.

Both women have been listed in good condition, according to police.

Sylvester was transported to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, the Chicago Tribune reported.

“It appears Sylvester was the intended target while (the women) were inadvertently struck,” police said in the incident report, according to the paper.

Investigators said the gunmen jumped back into their vehicles after the attack and fled the scene in separate directions, the Chicago Tribune reported.

Police said they are reviewing footage captured by security cameras in the area.

Written by
Holly Matkin

Holly is a former probation and parole officer who is married to a sheriff’s deputy. She is a regular contributor to Signature Montana magazine, and has written feature articles for Distinctly Montana magazine.

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