Rapper FBG Duck killed, 2 wounded in Gold Coast shooting: police

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Chicago police investigate the scene where three people were shot Aug. 4, 2020, in the Gold Coast neighborhood.

Chicago police investigate the scene where three people were shot Aug. 4, 2020, in the Gold Coast neighborhood. | Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times

The shooting happened about 4:30 p.m. on Oak Street between Michigan Avenue and Rush Street, according to Chicago police and fire officials.

Rapper FBG Duck was shot dead and two others were wounded in a targeted attack Tuesday afternoon on a Gold Coast street known for its high-end boutiques and luxury stores.

The shoppers were standing on the sidewalk when a pair of vehicles pulled up, with two gunmen stepping out of each to open fire, Deputy Chief Daniel O’Shea said at a news conference at the scene.

The shooting happened about 4:37 p.m. in the first block of East Oak Street, he said.

FBG Duck, whose name is Carlton Weekly, was struck multiple times and taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead about half an hour later, according to a police source and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. He was 26 years old.

FBG Duck rose to national prominence in 2018 off the strength of his hit single, “Slide,” which quickly grew into a mainstay on hip-hop radio and racked up over 53.5 million views on YouTube alone. Emerging into Chicago’s drill scene in 2013 with his debut mixtape, “Look At Me,” FBG Duck would go on to release seven more projects alongside a bevy of singles.

Another man, 36, was taken to the same hospital in serious condition with gunshot wounds to his back and side. Authorities have not released his name.

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A 26-year-old woman sitting in a parked vehicle was shot in her hand, police said. She was taken to St. Joseph Hospital, where her condition stabilized.

The gunmen were last seen westbound on Oak Street in a black Taurus and a silver-colored Chrysler 300, O’Shea said.

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Chicago police investigate the scene where three people were shot Aug. 4, 2020, in the Gold Coast neighborhood.

“We don’t expect this type of activity in this neighborhood,” O’Shea said. “This area is well policed, and this is something that was specifically targeted for these individuals … To see this happen in the middle of the day is very very disturbing.”

He also encouraged anyone with information to contact police.

“We’ll take every tip we can get,” O’Shea said. “It could be the most minute thing but it helps our detectives out in putting the pieces of this puzzle together.”

Several jewelry stores are located on the block where the shooting took place.

Officers placed at least 50 evidence markers in the street and searched a dark-colored car parked nearby. The glass of the Dolce and Gabbana storefront was shattered near where police were investigating.

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Chicago police investigate the scene where three people were shot, one fatally, Aug. 4, 2020, in the Gold Coast.

Howard Gordon, who owns Bravco Beauty on Oak Street with his wife, said he heard what sounded like “a machine gun” and …read more

Source:: Chicago Sun Times

      

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