05 August 2020 12:40
Get breaking news alerts and special reports. Let our news meet your inbox. The news and stories that matters, delivered weekday mornings. This site is protected by recaptcha Popular Chicago rapper FBG Duck was shot and killed outside of a retail store in Chicago's Gold Coast neighborhood Tuesday afternoon, the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office confirmed. According to the office, the rapper, whose legal name is Carlton Weekly, was shot while standing in the first block of East Oak Street in Chicago on Tuesday.
Weekly was one of three people shot when a group of four got out of two cars on Oak Street and opened fire, police said. The rapper was rushed to Northwestern Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead. The other two victims were hospitalized with serious injuries. The shooters fled the scene on Oak Street in a black Ford Taurus and a silver Chrysler300M sedan, police said. An investigation remains ongoing, and surveillance footage is being pulled from stores along the street, which is home to Tom Ford and other popular high-end boutiques.
On social media, friends and family members have identified the person killed as FBG Duck. Download the new Independent Premium app Sharing the full story, not just the headlines Weekly was best known for his 2018 single "Slide", which amassed over 54 million views on YouTube and received a remix by fellow rapper 21 Savage. During his brief career, Weekly released four records over five years, along with numerous solo singles and tracks produced together with his crew, Fly Boy Gang (FBG). His debut album Different Personalities was released in 2015, followed two years later by Different Personalities 2. Weekly's frequent collaborators featured on both records, including Billionaire Black and Rooga.
Following the success of his single "Slide" in 2018, Weekly was signed to Sony and released the Big Clout EP. In an interview with VladTV, the rapper said of the project: "I'm not gonna lie to you, I'm actually happy as hell. I'm proud of myself." Look at Me 2 and Big Clout arrived in 2018 and mark the rapper's final album releases before he died. Members of the FBG crew appeared on both albums. That same year, FBG Duck told XXL that he wasn't as tough as he was made out to be by fans and the media. "Everybody thinks I'm this tough guy and that's not necessarily true," he said. "I'm actually really quiet, humble and loyal. I love to make jokes and have a good time—I'm really a people person." Although Weekly released no new albums in 2019, he did share more than 12 single tracks including "Strong", "Sicario" featuring Ed Stark and his last release, "Dead B". A Chicago rapper was killed in a triple shooting in Chicago on Tuesday, the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office confirmed. The 26-year-old, Carlton Weekly, performed as FBG Duck and rapped about gun violence. Medical examiner's spokeswoman Natalia Derevyanny said in a statement that he was pronounced dead about 5 p.m. at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Three people were shot about 3:30 p.m. when multiple got out of two vehicles that had pulled up to the trio and opened fire in the upscale community of Gold Coast, Chicago police said in a statement. The Chicago Police Department said a "26-year-old victim," later identified as FBG Duck, was fatally shot in the chest, groin and neck. A 28-year-old woman was shot in her left hand, and a 36-year-old man sustained injuries to his back, side and "flank," police said. The woman was said to be "stable," while the man was in serious condition, the department said. The suspects fled but a weapon was recovered, police said. The case was under investigation. FBG Duck has released music on Sony imprint Columbia, which did not respond to requests for comment. In an interview with popular YouTube personality Vladislav Lyubovny in 2018, he said he had a recording deal with Sony was worth more than $1.7 million.