SLAIN RAP­PER’S MOM PLEADS FOR NO RE­TAL­IA­TORY SHOOT­INGS IN HER SON’S NAME

Calls for no re­tal­ia­tory shoot­ings af­ter son was gunned down Tues­day in Gold Coast

Chicago Sun-Times - - CHICAGO SUN TIMES - BY SAM CHARLES, STAFF RE­PORTER scharles@sun­times.com | @samjcharle­s

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 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 high­pro­file 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.

ASH­LEE REZIN GAR­CIA/SUN-TIMES

ASH­LEE REZIN GAR­CIA/SUN-TIMES

LaSheena Weekly (front left), mother of Carl­ton Weekly, who per­formed as FBG Duck, speaks Fri­day about the death of her son near the scene of his shoot­ing in the Gold Coast.

FBG Duck

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