FBG Duck, a rapper known for the song “Slide,” has died at 26 following a shooting in Chicago.
Per a statement from the Chicago Police Department obtained by People, at approximately 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon, two "dark-colored vehicles" pulled up on a group of three people, and an unknown number of suspects exited the cars and opened fire.
Authorities say a 26-year-old was fatally shot, and suffered gunshot wounds to their chest, groin, and neck.
On Wednesday, the Cook County medical examiner’s office confirmed to People that the victim was later identified as FBG Duck, born Carlton Weekly, who was pronounced dead at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.
Police say two other victims were injured in the shooting: a 28-year-old woman who was wounded in her left hand, and a 36-year-old man who sustained gunshot wounds to his back, side, and flank. As of this writing, the woman is in stable condition, while the man is in serious condition.
Officials say the suspects fled the scene immediately after the shooting. Police, however, were able to recover a weapon.
The investigation is ongoing, and no suspects are currently in custody.
Per The Chicago Sun-Times, Deputy Chief Daniel O’Shea is leaning toward the possibility that the victims were “specifically targeted.”
“We don’t expect this type of activity in this neighborhood,” O'Shea told reporters. “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.”
FBG Duck released his album “Big Clout” in 2018, and dropped his new track “Dead B” this past weekend.
The music video for his song “Slide” has been viewed over 53 million times on YouTube.
Our condolences go out to the victims and their families for this senseless act of violence.