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Chicago rapper FBG Duck, 26, is shot dead in brazen broad-daylight drive-by

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Carlton D. Weekly, the rapper known as FBG Duck, was shot dead in Chicago on Tuesday

Carlton D. Weekly, the rapper known as FBG Duck, was shot dead in Chicago on Tuesday

Carlton D. Weekly, the rapper known as FBG Duck, was shot dead in Chicago on Tuesday

Chicago rapper FBG Duck has been shot in killed in a brazen drive-by shooting in broad daylight near the city’s famed Magnificent Mile.

The shooting occurred at about 4.37pm on Tuesday on East Oak Street in the Gold Coast neighborhood, where Duck and two friends were shopping in the area’s upscale boutiques.

Police say that two cars pulled up, and four individuals got out and opened fire, striking the three victims, before fleeing the scene. 

FBG Duck, a 26-year-old whose real name is Carlton D. Weekly, was transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead. He was identified as the deceased victim by police radio traffic and family members on social media. 

A 36-year-old man and a 26-year-old woman were also taken to area hospitals, and both were in serious condition, police said.

Shocking video from the scene appears to show Weekly and the other members of his entourage following the shooting, sprawled in the street with their injuries.

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A woman looks on with horror at two men who were struck in the shooting. One of them, the rapper FBG Duck, did not survive his injuries and was pronounced dead on arrival

A woman looks on with horror at two men who were struck in the shooting. One of them, the rapper FBG Duck, did not survive his injuries and was pronounced dead on arrival

A woman looks on with horror at two men who were struck in the shooting. One of them, the rapper FBG Duck, did not survive his injuries and was pronounced dead on arrival

CPD officers are seen arriving at the scene after the shooting that left Weekly dead and two members of his entourage injured in the Gold Coast neighborhood of Chicago

CPD officers are seen arriving at the scene after the shooting that left Weekly dead and two members of his entourage injured in the Gold Coast neighborhood of Chicago

CPD officers are seen arriving at the scene after the shooting that left Weekly dead and two members of his entourage injured in the Gold Coast neighborhood of Chicago

Two victims are seen crumpled on the ground outside the boutique shops on E Oak Street

Two victims are seen crumpled on the ground outside the boutique shops on E Oak Street

Two victims are seen crumpled on the ground outside the boutique shops on E Oak Street

Weekly, 26, was a popular figure in the underground Chicago rap scene and was best known for his single Slide

Weekly, 26, was a popular figure in the underground Chicago rap scene and was best known for his single Slide

Weekly, 26, was a popular figure in the underground Chicago rap scene and was best known for his single Slide

Police say the four gunmen fled the scene in two vehicles, a black Ford Taurus and a silver Chrysler 300M. 

Both vehicles fled westbound on Oak Street, and no suspects are in custody. 

It is just the latest incident of violence to rock Chicago, which has seen murders soar by 152 percent and shootings rise 62 percent in the past four weeks, compared with the same time period last year, according to Chicago Police Department data

Still, the shooting came as a shock on the upscale Gold Coast block lined with boutique shops, just off Michigan Avenue, where violence is usually rare.

The epicenters of recent violence in Chicago have been mainly away from the downtown core on the city’s South and West Sides, where gang rivalries are more common.

Weekly was reportedly affiliated with the Tooka Gang, previously known as the Gangster Disciples.

Paramedics are seen rushing victims of the shooting to an area hospital

Paramedics are seen rushing victims of the shooting to an area hospital

Paramedics are seen rushing victims of the shooting to an area hospital

Paramedics are seen rushing victims of the shooting to an area hospital

Paramedics are seen rushing victims of the shooting to an area hospital

The shooting left the glass doors of one nearby shop shatters after the shocking attack

The shooting left the glass doors of one nearby shop shatters after the shocking attack

The shooting left the glass doors of one nearby shop shatters after the shocking attack

Weekly was reportedly affiliated with the Tooka Gang, previously known as the Gangster Disciples

Weekly was reportedly affiliated with the Tooka Gang, previously known as the Gangster Disciples

Weekly was reportedly affiliated with the Tooka Gang, previously known as the Gangster Disciples

Weekly was reportedly affiliated with the Tooka Gang, previously known as the Gangster Disciples

Weekly (left and right) was reportedly affiliated with the Tooka Gang, previously known as the Gangster Disciples

Weekly (above) had ongoing feuds with numerous other Chicago rappers affiliated with rival gangs, and had released 'dis tracks' insulting several of them

Weekly (above) had ongoing feuds with numerous other Chicago rappers affiliated with rival gangs, and had released 'dis tracks' insulting several of them

Weekly (above) had ongoing feuds with numerous other Chicago rappers affiliated with rival gangs, and had released ‘dis tracks’ insulting several of them

He had ongoing feuds with numerous other Chicago rappers affiliated with rival gangs, and had released ‘dis tracks’ insulting several of them.

Weekly also had prior brushes with violence. He was reportedly once stabbed in the stomach by an ex-girlfriend, and in 2018, he was shot in the shoulder.

In 2017, the rapper’s brother FBG Brick was shot and killed on Chicago’s South Side.

Anyone with information about the shooting is urged to call Cook County Crime Stoppers anonymously for a potential cash reward at 1-800-535-7867.

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South Australia will open its borders to New South Wales TOMORROW

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South Australia will open its border to New South Wales from midnight on Wednesday. 

Premier Steven Marshall made the announcement on Tuesday despite concerns a Sydney taxi driver may have spread coronavirus across the city.

NSW Health is urgently contacting anyone who took trips with a Silver Service taxi driver who tested positive on Saturday and worked in Sydney’s west and southwest.

Anyone who rode in his taxi between September 8 and 18 should monitor for symptoms, isolate for 14 days and get tested for coronavirus.

More to come 

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Five-year-old boy riding his scooter to a skate park is struck by a car in a horror hit and run 

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A five-year-old boy has been struck by a car in a horror hit and run while riding a scooter to a skate park. 

Emergency services were called to Leanyer, in Darwin’s northern suburbs, on Monday at 5.25pm to reports a young child had been hit by a vehicle on a pedestrian crossing.  

The driver continued north on Vanderlin Drive, failing to stop and render assistance.

Bystanders provided first aid before St John Ambulance arrived and rushed the child to Royal Darwin Hospital where he is in a stable condition. 

Emergency services were called to Leanyer, in Darwin's northern suburbs, after a boy was struck by a car riding his scooter to a skate park (pictured)

Emergency services were called to Leanyer, in Darwin's northern suburbs, after a boy was struck by a car riding his scooter to a skate park (pictured)

Emergency services were called to Leanyer, in Darwin’s northern suburbs, after a boy was struck by a car riding his scooter to a skate park (pictured) 

Police believe the car involved was a silver or grey sedan, and have urged the driver to come forward. 

‘With assistance from the public, it really is only a matter of time until we identify your vehicle,’ said Officer in Charge of Major Crash Investigation Unit Brendan Lindner. 

‘If you were the driver involved, I urge you to do the right thing and notify police.’ 

Anyone who can assist police with identifying the vehicle or the driver involved is urged to contact them.

The boy suffered non-life threatening injuries and was rushed to Royal Darwin Hospital where he is in a stable condition (stock image)

The boy suffered non-life threatening injuries and was rushed to Royal Darwin Hospital where he is in a stable condition (stock image)

The boy suffered non-life threatening injuries and was rushed to Royal Darwin Hospital where he is in a stable condition (stock image)

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Jeff Kennett unleashes on Daniel Andrews for not taking responsibility for the second wave COVID-19

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Former Victorian Premier Jeff Kennett has attacked Daniel Andrews and the Victorian government for failing to take responsibility for the state’s deadly second wave of COVID-19.

Victoria’s hotel quarantine inquiry revealed the current premier’s right-hand man Chris Eccles ‘can’t recall’ who ordered security guards to stand at the entrance to hotels for returned travellers.

Mr Kennett exploded during an appearance on Tuesday’s Today Show where he described the revelations as ‘extraordinary’. 

‘We are in this strange position here in Victoria where no-one knows anything,’ he said. 

‘No politician will accept responsibility. It is the most extraordinary situation and bear in mind, the failure at those quarantine hotels led to the second wave here which to date has taken over 750 lives.’

Two woman wearing facemasks carry their shopping during lockdown in Melbourne

Two woman wearing facemasks carry their shopping during lockdown in Melbourne

Two woman wearing facemasks carry their shopping during lockdown in Melbourne

Nearly two thirds of Victorians believe Premier Daniel Andrews (pictured) has handled the coronavirus crisis well

Nearly two thirds of Victorians believe Premier Daniel Andrews (pictured) has handled the coronavirus crisis well

Nearly two thirds of Victorians believe Premier Daniel Andrews (pictured) has handled the coronavirus crisis well

Mr Andrews is due to give evidence during the inquiry on Friday but Mr Kennett assumed he will also claim to ‘not know anything’.

‘No-one knows. This has just happened. I’m surprised anyone knows we have got coronavirus down here,’ Mr Kennett said. 

‘No politician has accepted any responsibility for any act that has occurred.’ 

Despite the negative criticism nearly two thirds of Victorians believe Premier Andrews has handled the coronavirus crisis well.  

Some 62 per cent said they were satisfied with his performance even though the virus escaped from hotel quarantine in late May and caused a deadly second wave.

Mr Kennett said he wasn’t surprised by the results, saying people under stress will ‘look to their leaders to actually be able to guide them to a safe place’.

He said:  ‘We are being guided because the government has failed and I’ve always said that the aftermath of the coronavirus is going to be a lot more serious than, in fact, the coronavirus itself.’

Former Victorian Premier Jeff Kennett has attacked Daniel Andrews and the Victorian government for failing to take responsibility for the state's deadly second wave of COVID-19

Former Victorian Premier Jeff Kennett has attacked Daniel Andrews and the Victorian government for failing to take responsibility for the state's deadly second wave of COVID-19

Former Victorian Premier Jeff Kennett has attacked Daniel Andrews and the Victorian government for failing to take responsibility for the state’s deadly second wave of COVID-19

The Newspoll for The Australian also found that 61 per cent of Victorians thought the state’s lockdown restrictions were ‘about right’. 

A quarter of people said they were too strict and 10 per cent said they were too lenient.  

Asked how Mr Andrews was handling his job, 62 per cent of voters were satisfied and 35 per cent were dissatisfied for a net satisfaction score of 27 per cent.

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The September net score was up from 20 per cent in July when the state’s second wave of infections began to emerge. In April, it was 58 per cent. 

Mr Andrews has been under constant criticism since he plunged Victoria back into lockdown on 8 July. The state’s second wave has caused 750 deaths, mostly in aged care homes. 

It began when hotel security guards and staff failed to adhere to social distancing requirements, caught the virus and spread it around Melbourne. 

The Andrews government has been criticised for using private security guards instead of soldiers and police to run the quarantine scheme.

The Newspoll also found Queenslanders back Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk’s handling of Covid-19, with 68 per cent saying she is doing a good job, although this was drop from 81 per cent in July.

Voters in both states endorsed Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s handling of the pandemic, with 77 per cent in Queensland and 71 per cent in Victoria saying he did ‘well’.

Mr Andrews encouraged anyone with a scratchy throat, runny nose or headache to get tested for the virus. Pictured: Melbourne residents on Saturday

Mr Andrews encouraged anyone with a scratchy throat, runny nose or headache to get tested for the virus. Pictured: Melbourne residents on Saturday

Mr Andrews encouraged anyone with a scratchy throat, runny nose or headache to get tested for the virus. Pictured: Melbourne residents on Saturday

On restrictions, 39 per cent of voters around the country are now more concerned about harm to the economy and mental wellbeing than the risk of higher infection, compared to 20 per cent who held that view in July.

But 56 per cent remain concerned that moves to ease restrictions were too quick, risking the virus spreading further.

On Queensland’s hard border closures, 53 per cent of voters across the country say the level of restrictions is about right while 37 per cent say they should be relaxed.

The Newspoll of 2,068 voters nationally was conducted between September 16 and 19. 

Victoria recorded 28 new cases on Tuesday, a jump from 11 on Monday – the lowest figure in three months.

Opposition Leader Michael O’Brien said Melburnians can’t afford to wait until October 26 when more onerous rules such as the 9pm-5am curfew are due to be repealed.

‘These numbers dictate a faster, safer reopening,’ Mr O’Brien said.

‘The epidemiologists back it, the modelling backs it. Daniel Andrews needs to start listening to the experts and stop being a one-man show.’

Opposition MPs want restrictions relaxed faster as the lockdown threatens to put up to 400,000 Victorians out of work by Christmas. Pictured: A Melbourne park on Saturday

Opposition MPs want restrictions relaxed faster as the lockdown threatens to put up to 400,000 Victorians out of work by Christmas. Pictured: A Melbourne park on Saturday

Opposition MPs want restrictions relaxed faster as the lockdown threatens to put up to 400,000 Victorians out of work by Christmas. Pictured: A Melbourne park on Saturday

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