A South Side rapper who had collaborated with his cousin Chief Keef was shot and killed Wednesday night in West Englewood.
Mario Hess, also known as Blood Money, was just signed by Interscope Records about two weeks ago, according to his manager Renaldo Reuben Hess.
“This was his dream and he finally got his foot in the door,” Renaldo Hess said. “But that’s how it goes in Chicago. He really wanted to get off the streets.”
Renaldo Hess is also Blood Money’s cousin. He said the rapper was on his way to the studio and stopped to talk to some girls in a car when someone walked up and shot him. Renaldo Hess says there was no known motive.
Police said Mario Hess, 30, was shot and killed about 9:30 p.m. in the 5600 block of South Elizabeth Street. He was found lying on a sidewalk with a gunshot wound to the chest.
He was taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, where he died at 10:29 p.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.
A 33-year-old man wounded in the same shooting was taken to Stroger Hospital in serious condition with a gunshot wound to the abdomen, police said.
Source: ABC Chicago | Sun-Times Media Wire