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ARMED gunmen in two vehicles got near rapper, FBG Duck and two others and opened fire in Gold Coast, Chicago on Tuesday afternoon. 

FBG Duck sustained gunshot wounds to the torso and was pronounced dead after being taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

8FBG Duck was an up and coming rapper in ChicagoCredit: Instagram

Here is more on how the tragic event unfolded.

 

Who is FBG Duck?

Carlton D. Weekly, better known as FBG Duck, 26, was a rapper from Chicago.

He was an up and coming rap artist best known for songs like Slide and Exposing Me Remix. 

FBG Duck was a member of the Fly Boy Gang rap crew and was signed to Sony.

8He had a Sony record deal and had collaborated with other rap artists Credit: Instagram What happened to him?

FBG Duck was shopping in the Illinois city at around 4:30pm on Tuesday when two vehicles pulled up near him and two others and opened fire. 

A video circulating online shows a man in a blue tracksuit, believed to be FBG Duck, on the ground moments after he was shot.

The man is seen face down struggling on the street while two police officers are near him. 

8He was out shopping when two cars neared him and opened fireCredit: Twitter

A woman in a car close by is seen screaming on the phone calling out for help.

A passersby took a video claiming the person on the ground was the rapper.

"I’m just riding my bike. F**k man. They shot FBG Duck man. I don’t know who shot him I just f***king ran into this," the person said.

Another man who was also injured remained beside him on the ground.

8He was allegedly laying on the pavement for some timeCredit: Twitter

FBG Duck sustained multiple gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

Who shot him?

Officials say a black Ford Taurus and silver Chrysler fled the scene and no suspects have been taken into custody. 

Chicago PD is investigating security footage while seeking out more witnesses and asking for anonymous tips. 

8No suspects have been arrestedCredit: Twitter Was anyone else injured?

Cops said a 26-year-old woman and 36-year-old man were taken to nearby hospitals and are in critical condition after also being shot. 

Former Chicago mayoral candidate Ja’Mal Green tweeted about the shooting saying: “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.”

8Two other individuals were also taken to the hospital and are in critical conditionCredit: Twitter

Green also slammed police for not getting to FBG Duck in time as he laid on the pavement.

He wrote on Twitter: ”Police neglected to offer basic medical aid to FBG Duck and I’m sure their excuse is going to be “Covid.”

“He laid there needing help and it took way too long for him to get help. How many black men and women die because of time everyday after being shot? SICKENING!”

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8Murder rates in Chicago have increased exponentially Credit: Instagram 8Police are still investigating the crime Credit: Instagram

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REVEALED: How four CIA agents were killed when they sailed 40ft boat into the path of a tropical storm on mission to eavesdrop on Chinese military in the Philippines in 2008

Four CIA operatives died in a shipwreck off the coast of the Philippines in a tropical storm in 2008, it has been revealed, following a daring operation to try and spy on China's activity in the region.

The story of how the four died has never before been told, Yahoo News reported.

When they were declared missing, presumed dead, their relatives had no idea that they were spies.

The men - Stephen Stanek, Michael Perich, Jamie McCormick and Daniel Meeks - were working for the CIA's Maritime Branch.

Stephen Stanek was a CIA operative posing as a sailor for hire when he died in Sept 2008

Michael Perich was sent to dive with Stanek to the seabed to leave the listening device

Their mission was to sail from Malaysia, and dive down to place a 'pod' disguised as a rock beneath the surface.

The pod would monitor electronic signals of Chinese naval ships operating in the area.

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The crew would sail on to Japan, spend a few weeks there, then return to collect the device.

Their 40 foot boat was secretly owned by the CIA, yet the four had a cover story that they had been hired to transport the vessel from Malaysia for a client in Japan, and they had the paperwork and documentation to back up the story if questioned. 

They also were using commercially-available scuba diving gear, rather than U.S. government-issued kit. 

The problem, however, came in the shape of Tropical Storm Higos.

The storm was forecast to take a sharp turn away from them, and so on September 28, 2008, Stanek - commanding the crew - made the fatal decision to go ahead with the mission.

Higos did not change course, however, and smacked straight into the little boat. 

The CIA had a beacon on the ship that tracked the boat right into the center of the storm until it disappeared, a former member of the Special Activities Division (SAD) told Yahoo News.

Tropical Storm Higos, pictured on the radar, smashed straight into the 40 foot boat

The U.S. military was unaware that their four countrymen were missing, and did not participate in any rescue mission. 

The CIA did ask the Japanese Self-Defense Forces to see if they could sweep the area, but nothing was found - 'not even a floating life jacket,' a former CIA officer told the site.

Death certificates were issued with a lawyer hired by the CIA’s Panama City cover company - which registered the boat - filing the paperwork. 

Relatives of the four seamen were brought to CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia, to be told the details of their mission and meet with Michael Hayden, the then-director of the CIA.

The CIA has never commented on the deaths of the four, whose relatives were in the dark

CIA officers pointed the finger of blame on Bob Kandra, the SAD chief at the time.

They accused Kandra of putting too much pressure on the crew to prove the relevancy of the CIA's Maritime Division, in the face of competition from the U.S. Navy. 

'There was a lot of pressure to do ops,' a former CIA operations officer told Yahoo News. 

'They just didn't have to die. They did a mission that you didn't have to do, and Bob was such a bad leader. 

'A lot of officers blame Kandra for the s*** that happened in the Pacific.'

The officer said that Kandra got away with his failures because he was senior intelligence staff when he ran the Special Activities Division.

Kandra had a reputation for poor leadership dating back to his days in Iraq, Yahoo reported, noting that the former CIA leader had T-shirts made that read: 'I got laid in Baghdad.'

He was promoted to the CIA's senior management ranks, known as special intelligence service, or SIS, which meant that he was beyond reproach. 

'He was protected by the SIS mafia,' said a former SAD officer.

The former CIA officer agreed, saying: 'Kandra was a continuous screw-up, but once they make you a SIS they don't flush you.'

Kandra, who has since retired, was eventually removed from his role leading the SAD and was given a quiet posting in the Austrian city of Vienna.

The four men had their stars added to the CIA's memorial wall in Langley, VA in 2008

The CIA's interest in the region has not waned, it appears - despite the disaster of 2008. 

In 2016 the Chinese Navy found an American-made undersea drone, which was floating in the ocean 50 miles off the coast of the Philippines. China agreed to hand the drone back, after the Pentagon said it was an unclassified system used to gather oceanographic data.

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