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Days after Gold Coast murder of FBG Duck, rapper’s mother calls for no retaliatory shootings

“I am asking that his fans, friends of my son, to please not seek retaliation in the death of my son…As his mother, I want to say please put the guns down so that the generation of tomorrow can grow and live and long and healthy life.”

LaSheena Weekly, mother of slain Chicago rapper FBG Duck, holds a press conference Friday in the first block of East Oak Street in the Gold Coast. Weekly asked that there be no retaliatory shootings to her son’s death.
LaSheena Weekly, mother of slain Chicago rapper FBG Duck, holds a press conference Friday in the first block of East Oak Street in the Gold Coast. Weekly asked that there be no retaliatory shootings to her son’s death.
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Less than a week after her son was killed, the mother of slain Chicago rapper FBG Duck went to the scene of the murder to ask that no one commit any retaliatory shootings in his name.

“I am here today to ask for peace in the city of Chicago,” LaSheena Weekly said Friday. “I am asking that his fans, friends of my son, to please not seek retaliation in the death of my son…As his mother, I want to say please put the guns down so that the generation of tomorrow can grow and live a long and healthy life.”

FBG Duck — whose real name was Carlton Weekly — was shot and killed Tuesday afternoon in the first block of East Oak Street in the Gold Coast.

Chicago police said that FBG Duck was shopping on the glitzy retail strip around 4:37 p.m. when two vehicles pulled up and four people exited before opening fire. Weekly, 26, was pronounced dead at Northwestern Memorial Hospital a short time later.

Another man and woman were also wounded in the shooting.

The rapper’s mother said that he was shopping for a birthday present for his son — one of his four children — when he was killed.

He was the third child of LaSheena Weekly to die in the last six years. A 2014 fire claimed the life of her 3-year-old daughter. Another of her sons, Jermaine Robinson, was shot and killed in 2017. The Chicago Sun-Times reported that Robinson was also a local rapper who performed under the moniker FBG Brick.

“FBG” is an acronym for “Fly Boy Gang,” a group known for its high-profile feuds with Chief Keef and Edai and its release of a number of songs dissing the rival rappers, the Sun-Times previously reported.

Shortly after Tuesday’s shooting, the Chicago Police Department issued an alert to officers to be mindful of potential retaliatory shootings, given that a South Side gang conflict was likely the cause of the gun violence that claimed the rapper’s life.

On social media, FBG Duck had recently made “derogatory statements toward deceased members of the Black Disciples” — a possible motive for his fatal shooting in the heart of the luxury shopping district on Oak Street, police said.

The alert warned of a “high probability of retaliatory gang violence” in the Wentworth, Grand Crossing and Englewood police districts on the South Side because of Carlton Weekly’s killing.

Asked Friday if she had theories about the motive of her son’s shooting, LaSheena Weekly said she had “no clue.”

Police said Carlton Weekly was associated with a faction of the Gangster Disciples street gang called Jaro City, which is based near 62nd Street and Vernon Avenue in West Woodlawn. But on social media, Weekly identified himself as a member of a Gangster Disciples faction called STL/EBT, which is in the same area and mostly friendly with Jaro City.

There’s a “high threat level” in an ongoing conflict between those Gangster Disciples and the O Block faction of the Black Disciples that operates in the Parkway Gardens apartments near 63rd Street and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, the alert said.