Family: Teen Rapper Shot For Wearing Hoodie

Christmas shooting could be linked to South Side rap feud

The family of a teen rapper shot to death on Christmas night believes his hooded sweatshirt honoring another slain Englewood rapper led to his death.

Joshua Davis, 18, who went by the rap name JayLoud, was shot to death in the 2000 block of W. 69th Street -- a few blocks from his home -- after an altercation with several males on a CTA bus at about 11:30 p.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

Officials say the group followed Davis off the bus and one of the men pulled out a handgun and shot Davis several times in the torso and once in the ear.

The victim's sister told that Davis was killed in part for "wearing a hoodie" honoring deceased rapper Joseph "Lil Jojo" Coleman.

Coleman's September shooting death received national attention after popular Chicago teen rapper Chief Keef mocked his death on Twitter. Chicago police are investigating whether the rap feud between the rival camps had anything to do with the shooting.

Several photos on Davis' Facebook page show him wearing a "Jojo World" hooded sweatshirt. A CPD spokesman told NBC 5 that the police report didn't name a piece of clothing as a factor in Davis' shooting Tuesday, but detectives are still investigating the case.

No suspects were in custody as of Wednesday.

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