A rapper was killed and another person seriously injured early Friday morning following a shooting in a Chicago neighborhood.
The shooting took place in Chicago’s Gresham neighborhood, when someone fired into a car where rapper FBG Cash and a 29-year-old woman were. The woman, who was wounded in her left arm and upper back, was hospitalized.
“The man was transported to Advocate Christ Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. He was later identified by the Medical Examiner’s Office as 31-year-old Tristian Hamilton, also known as FBG Cash,” CBS News reported.
The shooter is believed to have been driving a black sedan and seemingly escaped the scene unscathed. Police are still investigating and have no one in custody yet. Police say the shooting happened shortly after 5:30 a.m.
Hamilton was a member of the “Fly Boy Gang,” which has seen violence impact its ranks before.
CBS noted that “another member of the rap group — known as ‘Fly Boy Gang’ — FBG Duck, whose real name is Carlton Weekly, was shot and killed on Oak Street near the Magnificent Mile,” in 2020. Hamilton responded to some questions about any connection to Weekly’s death, saying suspicions stemmed from a “crazy internet rumor.”
Last year, police arrested Hamilton, charging him with being an armed habitual criminal, felony possession of a weapon, and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon according to ABC7 Chicago. These charges were later dismissed.
At least eight other people were also shot in two separate shootings in Chicago this week, including a 14-year-old boy. One shooting took place at the Altgeld Gardens public housing project, while another took place on the West Side.
There were four victims at the shooting at the courtyard of the public housing project, including the 14-year-old.
“The teen was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital in good condition with a gunshot wound to the arm, police said. A 24-year-old man who was shot in the face and a 45-year-old woman who suffered a graze wound to the chest both were hospitalized in good condition. A fourth victim was shot in the arm,” the Associated Press reported.
Four other people were shot while standing on a West Side sidewalk, including a 43-year-old woman, a 30-year-old woman, a 27-year-old man, and a 26-year-old man. Both women were reportedly in serious condition.
Last weekend also saw five people killed and at least 28 wounded in shootings across the Windy City. A six-year-old girl and 14-year-old boy were both shot during the violence.