Bang Da Hitta Gets Hit: Rapper Shot In Uptown Overnight, Source Says

Inexplicably, this man wound up getting shot, a source says.  | Facebook

He’s a busy man.

A SWAT stand-off veteran.

An accused crack swallower.

An arson victim.

And a parolee.

When he’s not busy filming handgun videos for YouTube, Keith Hayer is a rapper.

And, as of this morning, he’s one of Chicago’s latest shooting victims, according to a source

Police would say only that a 26-year-old man walked into Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center around 4:30 this morning with a gunshot wound to his leg. The man told police that he was walking in the 1200 block of West Leland when he heard 3 or 4 shots and felt pain.

The name of the victim was not released.

But a source this afternoon said the victim is Keith Hayer, also known as Bang Da Hitta.

A reputed member of the Gangster Disciples street gang, Hayer is associated with the far North Side’s PBG faction, according to a source. Yet he lists a home address in the South Side’s Auburn Gresham neighborhood when he’s arrested. Probably a good policy.

Police said they could find no evidence of a shooting near the location that Hayer gave and no passersby who spoke with cops had heard any gunfire, officers said.

Hayer was in good condition with a gunshot wound to his right leg, the source said.

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