Carlton D. Weekly, the rapper known as FBG Duck, was shot dead in Chicago on Tuesday
Chicago rapper FBG Duck has been shot in killed in a brazen drive-by shooting in broad daylight near the city’s famed Magnificent Mile.
The shooting occurred at about 4.37pm on Tuesday on East Oak Street in the Gold Coast neighborhood, where Duck and two friends were shopping in the area’s upscale boutiques.
Police say that two cars pulled up, and four individuals got out and opened fire, striking the three victims, before fleeing the scene.
FBG Duck, a 26-year-old whose real name is Carlton D. Weekly, was transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead. He was identified as the deceased victim by police radio traffic and family members on social media.
A 36-year-old man and a 26-year-old woman were also taken to area hospitals, and both were in serious condition, police said.
Shocking video from the scene appears to show Weekly and the other members of his entourage following the shooting, sprawled in the street with their injuries.
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A woman looks on with horror at two men who were struck in the shooting. One of them, the rapper FBG Duck, did not survive his injuries and was pronounced dead on arrival
CPD officers are seen arriving at the scene after the shooting that left Weekly dead and two members of his entourage injured in the Gold Coast neighborhood of Chicago
Two victims are seen crumpled on the ground outside the boutique shops on E Oak Street
Weekly, 26, was a popular figure in the underground Chicago rap scene and was best known for his single Slide
Police say the four gunmen fled the scene in two vehicles, a black Ford Taurus and a silver Chrysler 300M.
Both vehicles fled westbound on Oak Street, and no suspects are in custody.
It is just the latest incident of violence to rock Chicago, which has seen murders soar by 152 percent and shootings rise 62 percent in the past four weeks, compared with the same time period last year, according to Chicago Police Department data.
Still, the shooting came as a shock on the upscale Gold Coast block lined with boutique shops, just off Michigan Avenue, where violence is usually rare.
The epicenters of recent violence in Chicago have been mainly away from the downtown core on the city’s South and West Sides, where gang rivalries are more common.
Weekly was reportedly affiliated with the Tooka Gang, previously known as the Gangster Disciples.
Paramedics are seen rushing victims of the shooting to an area hospital
The shooting left the glass doors of one nearby shop shatters after the shocking attack
Weekly (left and right) was reportedly affiliated with the Tooka Gang, previously known as the Gangster Disciples
Weekly (above) had ongoing feuds with numerous other Chicago rappers affiliated with rival gangs, and had released ‘dis tracks’ insulting several of them
He had ongoing feuds with numerous other Chicago rappers affiliated with rival gangs, and had released ‘dis tracks’ insulting several of them.
Weekly also had prior brushes with violence. He was reportedly once stabbed in the stomach by an ex-girlfriend, and in 2018, he was shot in the shoulder.
In 2017, the rapper’s brother FBG Brick was shot and killed on Chicago’s South Side.
Anyone with information about the shooting is urged to call Cook County Crime Stoppers anonymously for a potential cash reward at 1-800-535-7867.
Source: Daily Mail