CHICAGO — The manager of rapper Lil Durk was fatally shot in the Avalon Park neighborhood early Friday — just hours after a meeting with Chicago Bulls star Joakim Noah to talk about anti-violence initiatives, according to an associate of the South Side rapper.
Uchenna Agina, 24, was shot at 1:50 a.m. Friday while sitting in a car in the 8400 block of South Stony Island Avenue, authorities said.
He was hit multiple times and died after being driven to Advocate Trinity Hospital in the Calumet Heights neighborhood, police said.
On Thursday, Agina was with Lil Durk at Noah's Downtown condominium, getting an overview of Noah's Rock Your Drop anti-violence campaign, said Devin Jackson, manager for Lil Durk's DJ, DJ Bandz. The group posed for a photo that was later posted on Instagram.
Lil Durk also posted a video on his twitter supporting Noah's Rock Your Drop campaign.
(Noah: "Violence is out of control." Read more about his thoughts on it here.)
Agina, early Friday, went to get food on the South Side with his girlfriend. He was shot in the face while sitting in his car, Jackson said.
The shooter apparently targeted him as soon as they arrived at the restaurant, he said.
"It definitely hit me kind of unexpectedly," Jackson said. "He wasn't a gangbanging type of dude."
Agina, of the 7900 block of South Karlov Avenue in the Scottsdale neighborhood, was pronounced dead at 2:04 a.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office.
No one is in custody, and police are investigating.
Jackson said Agina's death "throws a wrench in the gameplan" of Lil Durk, who earlier this week announced the May 12 release date of his debut album: Remember My Name.
"Just on Wednesday [Agina and I] were talking about doing a tour after the album," Jackson said. "Wednesday night he said 'Be safe.'"
Noah declined to comment Friday through a Bulls spokeswoman.
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