Police seek to reassure after shooting at home of Keef's manager

No arrests have been announced in a shooting at the home of the manager of rapper Chief Keef, and officials in north suburban Northfield are seeking to reassure nervous residents that police “are doing everything in their control to resolve this situation.”

The 18-year-old rapper, whose real name is Keith Cozart, was questioned by police about the shooting and then released.

“There are several facets to these types of investigations that include interviewing witnesses, taking statements, gathering facts and collection of forensic evidence.  These investigations take time and a lot of resources to ensure that every measure is being taken to solve the crime,” police said in a statement posted to the village’s website.

“Additionally, the Police Department has increased personnel on every shift to make sure the community feels safe,” the statement said. “Officers have spoken with several residents on North Happ Road in an effort to assure them we are doing everything possible to keep them safe.

An attorney for Cozart, Leah Starkman, confirmed Cozart was in the home when the shooting occurred.

Starkman said Cozart was at his home on Thursday. She declined to comment beyond that, saying police asked her not to discuss the incident because of the pending investigation.

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