Chicago rapper and Fly Boy Gang member FBG Duck was killed in a drive-by shooting in Chicago on Tuesday evening. He was 26.
Former mayoral candidate Ja’Mal Green first reported the news on Twitter. He confirmed FBG Duck (born Carlton Weekly) had 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 also criticized the efforts of the Chicago Police Department, writing: “Police neglected to offer basic medical aid to FBG Duck and I’m sure their excuse is going to be ‘Covid.'” He added, “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!”
Daniel O’Shea, Deputy Chief for the Chicago Police Department, later offered a statement on the murder during a press conference Tuesday evening:
“At approximately 16:37 hours today, right here in the 100 block of East Oak Street, we had three individuals shopping. 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.”
In addition to Weekly, a 36-year-old man and a 28-year-old woman were injured in the shooting. The suspects fled, but a weapon was recovered by police. The case is currently under investigation.
Born Carlton D. Weekly, FBG Duck was raised in Chicago’s Southside neighborhood, where he began his career as part of rap group the Fly Boy Gang. A few of his most popular tracks include “Slide”, “Face”, “Right Now”, and “Damn”.
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. 🙏🏾
— Ja'Mal Green (@JaymalGreen) August 4, 2020
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!
— Ja'Mal Green (@JaymalGreen) August 5, 2020
Deputy Chief Daniel O’Shea comfirmes dead of FBG Duck pic.twitter.com/b5JcyxQOGu
— Quatro 4 (@PardoQuatro) August 4, 2020