Rapper FBG Cash, 31, ‘is shot dead and a woman, 29, wounded during drive-by shooting in Chicago’

Rapper FBG Cash has been shot dead during a deadly drive-by shooting in Chicago, reports say.

The musician, whose real name was Tristian Hamilton, said to have been sprayed with bullets by a rival in the early hours of Friday.

The 31-year-old died in hospital while a 29-year-old woman – who was sitting in a car with him – was left fighting for her life with gunshot wounds.

Police said the pair had been in the vehicle in Chicago’s Auburn Gresham neighborhood around 5.30am when they were attacked.

Another vehicle pulled up next to them and fired several rounds into their car before fleeing.

They were rushed to Advocate Christ Medical Center, where Hamilton was pronounced dead, according to CBS News.

His body was reportedly riddled with many gunshot wounds.

The woman, whose name has not been released, suffered gunshot wounds in her left arm and her upper back. She is reportedly in critical condition.

Chicago rapper FBG Cash is reportedly dead after an early morning shooting that left another seriously injured

The rapper's body was riddled with several gunshot wounds and he was transported to Advocate Christ Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead

The rapper’s body was riddled with several gunshot wounds and he was transported to Advocate Christ Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead

He was shot on West 81st Street in Chicago's Auburn Gresham neighborhood.  He and the 29-year-old he was with were apparently just riding around.  The woman, who sustained gunshot wounds to her arm and back, was reportedly sleeping.  She is now in critical condition

He was shot on West 81st Street in Chicago’s Auburn Gresham neighborhood. He and the 29-year-old he was with were apparently just riding around. The woman, who sustained gunshot wounds to her arm and back, was reportedly sleeping. She is now in critical condition

Police were seen roping off the area with red tape as investigators looked into the incident

Police were seen roping off the area with red tape as investigators looked into the incident

The shooter reportedly fled the scene westbound and is still at large, police revealed.

The pair had reportedly been driving around and the woman was sleeping in the car when the shooter arrived, the Chicago Sun Times reported.

Hamilton was shot almost 12 hours before his newest song Crazy Lane was supposed to debut at 4pm.

In 2020, another member, FBG Duck, who is formally known as Carlton Weekly, (pictured) was shot and killed in broad daylight by four masked shooters

In 2020, another member, FBG Duck, who is formally known as Carlton Weekly, (pictured) was shot and killed in broad daylight by four masked shooters

Many fans have already taken to the comment section to send their condolences. Hamilton was also a part of the ‘Fly Boy Gang.’

In 2020, another member, FBG Duck, who was actually called Carlton Weekly, was shot dead by four masked shooters, who left behind 38 bullet casings.

The gunmen jumped out of two cars on a busy Gold Coast street and opened fire FBG Duck was reportedly shopping for his son’s birthday present.

Five members of the notorious Chicago O-Block street gang were arrested in October 2021 for the crime.

Marcus Smart, 22, Charles Liggines, 30, Kenneth Robertson, 28, Tacarlos Offered, 30, and Christopher Thomas, 22 were charged under the federal RICO act.

Investigators and city officials claimed the rapper was a gang member whose bragging on music videos irked members of a rival firm.

The majority of Fly Boy Gang’s music group are Gangster Disciples, according to the website HipHopDatabase.

There was reportedly almost 40 bullet casings left on the ground after Weekly was shot in 2020

There was reportedly almost 40 bullet casings left on the ground after Weekly was shot in 2020

Weekly (pictured) was shot in broad daylight while shopping for his son's birthday gift

Weekly (pictured) was shot in broad daylight while shopping for his son’s birthday gift

The Disciples have been engaged in a violent and bloody turf war with O-Block’s Black Disciples gang, which features rappers such as Chief Keef.

Federal prosecutors investigating an unrelated crime spree linked the same suspects to the fatal shooting, as well as drug trafficking and other violence.

Authorities claim FBG Duck’s murder was motivated by a gang turf.

At one point, there were rumors Hamilton was involved in Weekly’s death, but he denied any wrongdoing.

Hamilton previously served time behind bars on gun charges and was arrested last year for reportedly having a gun on him after he was stopped for driving erratically.

He was charged with being a habitual criminal and felony possession of a weapon. The case was later dismissed.

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