Chief Keef Silent as a Church Mouse ... Over Shooting

6/3/2018 6:51 AM PDT

Chief Keef Silent Over Times Square Shooting

EXCLUSIVE

Chief Keef was mum as hell Saturday at LAX ... refusing to talk about someone who fired a shot at him earlier in the day across the country.

Our photog gently broached the subject ... someone took aim at Keef outside the W Hotel in Times Square around 6 AM Saturday. The shooter missed  ... the bullet struck a hotel sign.

Cops are on the hunt ... they're looking for 2 men. 

Keef's crew did their boss's talking for him, but didn't really clear up the situation.

Keef has beef with Tekashi69.