Rapper FBG Duck killed in drive-by shooting: report
There were four gunmen and police say the shooting 'was specifically targeted for these individuals.'
Rapper FBG Duck was shot and killed along Chicago’s Gold Coast on Tuesday afternoon.
His rep confirmed with XXL Magazine that Duck, (born Carlton Weekly) was the victim of a triple shooting in his hometown, that left three others injured. Graphic photos and videos from the scene are circulating social media, showing people lying on the ground shot. A crowd forms as word spreads that a celebrity has been gunned down broad daylight.
Daniel O’Shea, Deputy Chief for the Chicago Police Department, announced in a press conference on Tuesday (Aug. 4) that a 26-year-old Black male was killed by four gunmen who pulled up on him in two vehicles and opened fire.
“At approximately 16:37 hours today, right here in the 100 block of East Oak Street, we had three individuals shopping,” O’Shea said of the shooting. “Two vehicles pulled up. Four individuals exited those vehicles, two from each vehicle, and began firing at the individuals that were on the sidewalk outside of one of the stores here. They also struck a female that was in one of the vehicles, which was also parked outside one of the stores here.”
Chief O’Shea added, “Right now we have one male, Black, 26 years old, transported to Northwestern Hospital, where he was pronounced deceased,” he stated. “We have one female, Black, 26 years old, who was also transported to a hospital. She’s currently in serious condition. And we have an additional male, Black, 36 years old, also in serious condition at Northwestern Hospital.”
According to police, three people were shopping when two vehicles pulled up and four people hopped out, two from each car, and “began firing at the individuals who were on the sidewalk outside one of the stores.”
There were “multiple shots” and four shooters, police said, noting that the shooting “was specifically targeted for these individuals.”
The crime occurred in an area that is “well-policed,” and the gunmen were able to flee the scene. Investigators are now collecting video evidence and seeking witnesses, per Heavy.com.
Ja’Mal Green, a former Chicago mayoral candidate, criticized the CPD over how the crime scene was handled. He wrote on Twitter, “Popular rapper FBG Duck has just been pronounced dead after being shot in the Gold Coast an hour ago. Prayers up for his family, bring justice to them after this senseless act.”
Green wrote in a follow-up tweet, “I’m super questioning how long it took for the ambulance to arrive on scene. Someone on the scene, please dm me and tell me how long you were there before paramedics arrived. I saw way too many videos of Officers scared to approach and not enough paramedics there to help!”
He added, “Police neglected to offer basic medical aid to FBG Duck and I’m sure their excuse is going to be “Covid”. He laid there needing help and it took way too long for him to get help. How many black men and women die because of time everyday after being shot? SICKENING!”
FBG Duck reportedly leaves behind a young daughter.
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