The rapper FBG Duck was shot in a triple shooting along Chicago’s famed Gold Coast, according to a former Chicago mayoral candidate, Ja’Mal Green, and graphic videos and photos that emerged from the scene. Authorities have not yet confirmed the information. A local journalist reported that an up-and-coming rapper was “shot in the street.”
ABC 7 Chicago is now reporting that FBG Duck is dead, citing his friends for the information. Authorities have not yet confirmed that.
The graphic videos and photos show people lying on the ground shot. You can see them later in this article, but be aware that they’re disturbing.
Fox 32 journalist Tia Ewing wrote on Twitter, “3 people shot. One person is said to be dead according to sources. People here at the scene say an up and coming rapper was shot in the street.” She didn’t name FBG Duck, who was born December 6, 1993, in Illinois, but police said a 26-year-old Black male died at the scene. Police declined to answer a reporter’s question about whether one of the victims shot was a “celebrity” or a rapper. They said they were aware there was a crowd forming as word spread; Twitter exploded with reports that the rapper was shot and possibly dead.
There are unconfirmed reports that the rapper may have died, but this is not certain due to lack of official confirmation. One of those came from Green, the former mayoral candidate. “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. 🙏🏾” Green wrote on Twitter. He defines himself as, “Dad, entrepreneur, civil rights organizer. Fmr Chicago mayoral candidate. Shut down a Trump rally ✊🏽. Fmr surrogate @BernieSanders. ExecAssist@jaymalgreen.com.”
He added, “Trust me, I wouldn’t report any information that isn’t accurate especially about someone’s death. I got the report directly from the source.” Green then tweeted, “It hurts to watch Chicago’s young people watch not only their friends but their favorite rappers die from senseless gun violence. We really have to get our city together if we want to have a better future. Rest In Peace FBG Duck. 🙏🏾”
Here’s what you need to know:
Police Say the Victims Were Attacked While on the Sidewalk After Shopping
Police did give some details in a news conference. They confirmed that the 26-year-old Black male was pronounced dead at the hospital. At 4:37 p.m., in the 100 block of East Oak Street, three people were shopping when two vehicles pulled up, Chicago police said. A police commander said in the news conference that four people exited the vehicles, two from each car, and “began firing at the individuals who were on the sidewalk outside one of the stores.” There were “multiple, multiple shots” and four shooters, according to police.
The Chicago Sun-Times reported that the area contains a string of luxury stores, some of them selling high-end jewelry.
Police said the gunmen also shot a female in one of the vehicles parked outside one of the stores. The female is in serious condition. Another male is also in serious condition. “We have multiple active crime scenes,” police said, adding that detectives were collecting video and are seeking witnesses. One of the shooters’ vehicles was a black Ford Taurus and the other was a silver Chrysler. Both fled westbound on Oak Street from the scene. “This was something that was specifically targeted for these individuals,” said police, adding that the area is “well-policed.”
The shooting along the Gold Coast erupted in the late afternoon of August 4, 2020. At first, early reports said three people were wounded. Then, word spread quickly that FBG Duck was one of those shot.
Another Graphic Video Emerged From a Citizen Bystander
A citizen video from the crime scene also shows people lying on the street. “I’m in the Gold Coast, I was just riding my bike. They shot FBG Duck. I don’t know who shot him,” says the man in the video.
Be aware that there are graphic scenes and language in the video.
A disturbing scene also occurred at the police press conference. Ewing reported that white men who were watching the press conference clapped and one man said he hoped the person who was shot was Black.
“This man repeatedly said he hope whoever was shot is Black. Do you know him?” she wrote.
She added, “Another person claps as it’s stated that a 26yo man was killed.”
People Expressed Concern & Grief on Twitter
News spread quickly on Twitter, and people expressed grief and concern. Here’s a sample of the reaction:
“Say it ain’t so.”
“Damn they said fbg duck was pronounced dead.”
“One of FBG Duck last song is called dead bitches where he dissing his dead opps. It was no way he was going live comfortable after making that song.”
“This FBG Duck shit is sad but at the end of the day if you make a song dissing the people you beefing wit and call it ‘dead bitches’ it’s no reason you shouldn’t keep ya gun on you.”
“It’s kinda crazy because I was literally researching the whole Chicago scene type/music thing recently and was planning on looking at FBG Duck. When I seen this man name on Twitter I knew he was dead. Smh only heard a few songs from dude and all were solid.”