A day after a drive-by shooting that killed South Side rapper FBG Duck in the Gold Coast neighborhood of downtown Chicago on Aug.4, Mayor Lori Lightfoot said the 26-year-old had been in an ongoing gang conflict.

“My understanding is that this was an individual who fancies himself as a rapper, but is also a member of a gang,” Lightfoot said during a Wednesday press conference about upcoming plans for all-remote learning for Chicago Public Schools (CPS) students.

Lightfoot was responding to a reporter’s question about Tuesday’s shooting, which also wounded a 28-year-old Black woman and another Black man, age 36.

“There’s been an ongoing conflict between his gang and another,” Lightfoot said about FBG Duck, whose birth name is Carlton Weekly. “He was livestreaming his travels through the city and he was found.”

According to the Chicago Police Department (CPD), the shooting happened on the 100 block of East Oak Street around 4:37 p.m. on Tuesday. 

A graphic photo and video of the aftermath of the incident surfaced on social media shortly after the shooting. The images showed three victims — two of them on the ground — bloodied, with police officers surrounding them.

During a press conference on Tuesday, CPD Deputy Chief Daniel O’Shea said four men emerged from two separate vehicles across the street from a store that the victims were exiting, and opened fire. One weapon was recovered by police at the scene. 

The 26-year-old was shot in the chest, groin, and neck, and was confirmed dead at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, O’Shea said.

The 28-year-old woman was hit in the hand and is in stable condition at Amita Health Saint Joseph Hospital Chicago, and the 36-year-old man is in serious condition at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

During her press conference on Wednesday, Lightfoot said she believes the violence in Chicago is “a manifestation of a larger problem.”

“Way too many young men have access to guns and are willing to use those guns to settle petty grievances,” Lightfoot said.

Lightfoot said that there is not one solution to the gun violence and gang activity taking the lives of Chicago youth, but one thing community leaders need to do is overcome the fear of turning in shooters. 

“We cannot give shelter to shooters,” Lightfoot said. “We must step up and do the right thing. People involved are not strangers. They are known in the community.”

The Gold Coast, and specifically the 100 block of east Oak Street, is a major shopping district, home to many luxury retail flagship stores including Moncler and Christian Louboutin.

Weekley’s burgeoning rap career as FBG Duck was set off by his 2017 hit single “Slide,” from his mixtape This How I’m Coming 2. The song is ubiquitous amongst young Black Chicagoans.

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