Rapper Lil Reese in Critical Condition After Suffering Gunshot Wound During Car Chase Outside Chicago

Recording artist Lil Reese backstage at Webster Hall on January 12, 2016, in New York City. Johnny Nunez / WireImage

Rapper Lil Reese was hospitalized in critical condition after he was shot in the neck at an intersection in a Chicago suburb.

Country Club Hills police responded at 2:30 p.m. Monday to reports of a gunshot victim in the nearby city of Markham, about 25 miles south of Chicago, according to a statement from police. When officers arrived, they found a car that had “fresh blood” on the driver’s seat and blood on the ground next to the car.

Witnesses told police that a man had taken a gunshot victim to the hospital, and officers found the man in the emergency room of the nearby Advocate South Suburban Hospital. He was transferred to the Advocate Christ Medical Center, closer to Chicago, according to Country Club Hills police.

The victim was shot once in the neck area, police said.

Officials at the medical center told The Associated Press that the wounded man is Tavares Taylor, who is known as Lil Reese. They said he was in critical condition upon arrival.

Lil Reese, 26, became known after collaborating with artists such as Chief Keef and Fredo Santana.

Police said the shooting is under investigation, and have not said whether they have identified a suspect.

SOURCE: NBC News – Elisha Fieldstadt / Associated Press