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Chief Keef Questioned in Northfield Shooting: Report



    Chief Keef Questioned in Northfield Shooting: Report
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    Northfield Police have spoken with Chicago rapper Chief Keef in connection with a shooting at his manager's home Wednesday, the Chicago Tribune is reporting.

    The newspaper reports Keef -- whose real name is Keith Cozart -- was a passenger in a vehicle that dropped off the shooting victim at Skokie Hospital, but his lawyer insists Cozart was not involved.

    Police did not release details surrounding the shooting, but confirmed Wednesday that the victim was listed in stable condition.

    Police re-opened the 800 block of Happ Street Thursday, which is where the shooting occurred,.

    Shooting Reported at Chief Keef's Manager's Home

    [CHI] Shooting Reported at Chief Keef's Manager's Home
    It's not clear who was shot, who pulled the trigger or whether the young Chicago rapper was present. Charlie Wojciechowski reports.
    (Published Wednesday, March 26, 2014)

    Authorities say the shooting appears to be an isolated incident, but have increased patrols on every shift to "make sure the community feels safe."

    Members of the Northfield Police Department and the North Regional Major Crimes Task Force are interviewing witnesses, taking statements, gathering facts and collecting forensic evidence, according to a news release.

    Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to call 847-441-3842.

    Earlier this week, Cozart posted pictures of himself posing with a gun on his Instagram feed.

    It's only the latest in a string of run-ins with the law for the young rapper.

    In May of last year he was arrested in Georgia for smoking marijuana in public.

    He was arrested eight days later for driving over 100 mph in a 55 mph zone.

    In October 2013, he spent 20 days in jail on a probation violation.

    Earlier this month, Cozart was arrested in Highland Park for driving under the influence of marijuana, driving on a suspended license and was cited for having no proof of insurance. The arrest came eight days after the rapper was released from rehab.

    Calls for comment to Cozart's attorney on the latest incident weren't immediately returned.