Popular Chicago rapper FBG Duck was reportedly killed and two others wounded in a broad daylight shooting in the city’s ritzy Gold Coast neighbourhood.
The 26-year-old artist was shopping with a 28-year-old woman and another man, 36, when they were shot on East Oak Street at about 4:40 p.m., reported ABC 7 Chicago, citing police and the artist’s friends.
Four suspects exited two cars and opened fire at the trio, who were on the sidewalk at the time, cops said.
FBG Duck was struck three times and later died at a nearby hospital. The woman was shot in the hand, while the third victim was seriously wounded after getting hit in his back and torso.
Authorities did not immediately release the victim’s identity, but friends of FBG Duck told ABC 7 Chicago that he was the fatal victim.
The aftermath of the shooting was captured by witnesses and posted on social media.
In one video, a woman could be heard wailing on the phone as two men lie near each other on the street in between two cars.
FBG Duck grew up on Chicago’s South Side and his brother, who was also part of the Fly Boy Gang, and cousin were shot dead in July 2017.
In an October 2018 interview with VLAD TV, FBG Duck said he had an “automatic breakdown” when he saw his two relatives lying on the ground after the shooting.
“Everything I do right now is for them,” he said.
Culled from New York times