Chicago rapper FBG Duck, 26, is shot dead in brazen broad-daylight drive-by in posh Gold Coast neighborhood as violence surges in the Windy City
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- FBG Duck, 26, was fatally shot on Tuesday afternoon in downtown Chicago
- He was reportedly shopping with two others in the upscale Gold Coast area
- Police say two cars with gunmen pulled up and opened fire on the trio
- Two others, a man and a woman, were injured but expected to survive
- Duck’s real name was Carlton D. Weekly and he had feuds with several rappers
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. The other two members of his entourage, a man and a woman, were injured but are expected to survive.
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.
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
Paramedics are seen rushing victims of the shooting to an area hospital
Weekly, 26, was a popular figure in the underground Chicago rap scene and was best known for his single Slide
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.
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.
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