Tooka aka Shondale Gregory, was a 15-year-old from Chicago. On 12 January 2012, Tooka was waiting at a bus stop when a car pulled up in front of him. A passenger got out of the car and, after exchanging a few words, shot the teen multiple times. Tooka was pronounced dead at the scene. Explore more about Tooka’s Wiki, Bio, Age, Height, Weight, Wife, Net Worth, Family, Career and many more Facts about him.
Tooka Death Cause
Shondale Gregory, also known as Tooka, was an infamous associate of Chicago the Gangster Disciples (GD). The shooting of his victim is believed to be in retaliation to the murder of another Gang member seventeen-year-old Eddrick Walker, aka Ty who was a member of Black Disciples (BD) and was believed to have been murdered by GD members.
In retribution to Tooka’s death, GD killed another BD Gang member aged 20 years old Odee Perry. As per the Daily Mail, one of her closest associates, Gakirah Barnes, may be responsible for the murder. The Mail called her “one of the most notorious female gang members in US history”.
Barnes was shot dead in 2014 at 17 years old in apparent retaliation to Odee Perry’s killing.
Why does King Von hate Tooka?
King Von is a rapper from O Block located in the south of Chicago who was named in honor of Odee Perry by his fellow group members. King Von is also the son of BD founder David Barksdale, otherwise known as King Dave.
In the midst of the rivalry among Chicago Gangs, their members taunt one another through songs or through social media. King Von has spoken of “smoking tooka” various times.
|15 years old (Died)
|5 feet 8 inches
Urban Dictionary defines “smoking tooka” as: “A word used to describe potent marijuana. It was created following the time that Shondale “Tooka” Gregory was killed (smoked) in Chief Keef’s group of Black Disciples. The term “smoking tooka” is used to make fun of Shondale’s murder.”
In his hit song All These N ****s, King Von raps the phrase: “Tooka in my lung I tell that story each time because the guy was smoking. (He got smoked).”
This is the reason Tooka is back in the news, and is causing the internet community to think about the reason why King Von seems to be hating the actor so often.
One user went on Reddit to express his opinion that the reason is because King Von was beaten by Tooka at an earlier time.
The video shows a person is in the video at 1:29 and says “F*** Tooka we took his life”. The video, which was originally shared on Instagram and racked up over 8000 views on the live feed and is among of the reasons the name of the teenage boy is currently popular on the internet, eight years after the death of his father.
Tooka is among the many band members who have been brutally murdered , and later mocked on the internet. Yet, he’s only one who’s name is widely known today.
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