CHICAGO -- Chicago police are investigating whether a rapper was killed in a brazen shooting after recently making a video featuring "derogatory statements" about rival gang members who have died.
Carlton Weekly, who performed under the name FBG Duck, belonged to a Gangster Disciple faction, and police believe it may now seek retaliation against the Black Disciples across the South Side, according to sources.
Officers in at least four police districts -- Wentworth, Grand Crossing, Gresham and Englewood -- have been warned to use "extreme caution" because of the "high probability of further violence," according to an advisory issued by the department.
"Intelligence suggests that both these gangs are in possession of large caliber and high capacity firearms," it adds.
Weekly, 26, and two other people were shot about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday when four gunman jumped out of two cars and opened fire in the first block of East Oak Street as shoppers strolled past high-end retailers that line the street in the Gold Coast neighborhood.
Weekly was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. A 36-year-old man was also taken to Northwestern in serious condition, and a 28-year-old woman was taken to St. Joseph Hospital, where her condition was stabilized, police said.
It was not clear if the victims or anyone with them returned fire.
Sources say Weekly's faction has been in a long-running feud with the Black Disciples, particularly in an area roughly bordered by 58th and 66th streets, and St. Lawrence and Calumet avenues on the South Side.
Weekly recently made a rap video "where he made derogatory statements toward deceased members of the Black Disciples," according to the department advisory, which states that may have been why he was shot Tuesday.
Among those insulted in the video was Odee Perry, namesake of the O-Block faction of the Black Disciples. Weekly belonged to the Tookaville faction of the rival Gangster Disciples, named for a young man killed in the same conflict not long before Perry, according to police.