Who is Tooka? the Chicago teenager, who was shot dead in a horrific gang shooting in 2012. The question is why he is so vilified today? After eight years since his death the singer appears as a reference in King Von and is also being discussed over the web.
Let’s find out who Tooka is. Go through the complete article for all the details
Who is Tooka?
The proper name for “Tooka” is Shondale Gregory however, he is more well-known by his street name , and it was just a 15-year-old from Chicago.
What happened to him?
On the 12th of January 2012 Tooka was at the bus stop, in line for his ride. It was at that point, a vehicle was parked in the front of him. A passenger stepped out of the vehicle and they exchanged some words. However, at that point, the young teenager was shot numerous times. The boy Tooka died on the scene. He was in a state to be taken into the medical facility.
What was the motivation for his brutal murder?
Shondale Gregory, also known as Tooka is a well-known and respected member of the Chicago Gangster Disciples (GD). The shooting death of his was believed to have occurred as revenge for the murder of another gang member who was named Eddrick Walker, aka Ty who was just 17 years old and was a follower as well as a part of the Black Disciples (BD) and more specifically, the theory that has been shared by many has been that Ty was murdered in the first or second instance by any one people who were members from the GD Disciples only.Who is Tooka
In retribution for Tooka’s death Tooka, GD gang members killed another BD group member, whose surname was Odee Perry. Perry was just 20 years old. According to the reports in Daily Mail, Gakirah Barnes, who was the most close friend of Tooka could have been at fault in the death of Odee Perry. The Mail declared her “one of the most notorious female gang members in US history”.
The revenge was paid by killing the other members of the gang was not over and Tooka’s best friend was killed in 2014 at the age of 17. It was a planned retribution for killing of Odee Perry.
What is the reason why the singer King Von have so much dislike for Tooka?
King Von, who is a rapper from O Block in the south of Chicago was named in honor of Odee Perry by his fellow friends from the gang. King Von has the name of his grandparent, the creator of the Black Disciples, David Barksdale and is usually referred to by the name of his street King Dave.
As part of the battle between the Chicago groups, the members fight each other in either music or on social media sites. This is the reason King Von has declared “smoking Tooka” multiple times in the song.
If you look up the Dictionary definition for “Smoking Tooka” it is described as a term that refers to potent marijuana. The word was coined following the time that Shondale “Tooka” Gregory was killed (smoked) in the presence of Chief Keef’s group of Black Disciples. Smoking marijuana is now used to smear Shondale’s death.”
In his track, King Von while rapping in the chorus”Took a hit in my lung,” he sings “Tooka in my lung, I say that every time, ’cause he got smoked.”
The rage is the reason behind the reemergence of Tooka on the news again after eight years. This is why people on social media platforms are speculated on the reasons King Von is feeling towards Tooka.
One user has reached out to Reddit to tell Reddit that he believes that the cause for the hate is that King Von is believed to have been beat up by Tooka at some point in the recent.In the video above you will be able to say “F*** Tooka we took his life.” The clip was shared on Instagram in the beginning and saw a large number of viewers , which is the reason of the name being trending after eight years after his murder.
Tooka is among the many gang members who was brutally murdered and was rubbed on the internet. However, he is among the few people who are well-known to all over the world.