UPTOWN — The older brother of a notorious Rogers Park rapper who was shot and killed earlier this year was shot nine times while driving this month — and survived.
Ryan “BuDouble” Thomas II even drove himself to the hospital after taking four bullets in his right leg and five in his upper right torso, police said.
Mark Schipper discusses the daytime shooting:
His younger brother Shaquon "Young Pappy" Thomas, who survived multiple attempts on his life that ended up killing other people, couldn't escape forever. He was gunned down May 29 in Uptown, getting shot twice in his back in the 4800 block of North Kenmore Avenue.
Young Pappy was a gang member and aspiring rapper who seemed to live his life in a hail of gunfire.
On Sept. 13, just two blocks from where Young Pappy died, his older brother was shot. It happened near 1200 W. Ainslie St., a crime first reported by the Crime In Wrigleyville and Boystown blog.
The gunman fired the shots through the passenger side window of a car he was driving.
Thomas II was then involved in a minor traffic accident as he drove away. His getaway was captured on surveillance video at the National Carwash on North Broadway at Ainslie, police said.
He drove himself to Weiss Hospital at 4646 N. Marine Drive, where he was treated for serious injuries, according to medical personnel.
A witness at the scene told police she heard the gunshots but didn’t get a look at the shooter. Officers found eight bullet casings near the scene, they said. Detectives are still investigating the shooting.
Thomas II, like his younger brother, is an aspiring rapper living in Rogers Park. He can be seen in music videos posted on YouTube under the name BuDouble, rapping about guns, murdering rivals, avenging his brother's death and shooting up house parties.
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