CHICAGO — Chicago rapper FBG Cash was killed in a shooting that also seriously injured a woman in Auburn Gresham early Friday, according to police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office.
Tristian Hamilton, 31, better known by his stage name FBG Cash, and a 29-year-old woman were inside a vehicle on the 1600 block of West 81st around 5 a.m. Friday when a black sedan four-door approached them.
According to a preliminary police report, an “unknown offender came out and opened fire.” Hamilton suffered multiple gunshot wounds to the body, while the woman was shot in the left arm and upper back.
Both were taken to Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn. Hamilton was pronounced dead just before 8 a.m. Friday, while the woman remains in serious condition.
The shooter returned to the sedan after firing and fled west. Police said no one was in custody.
FBG Cash was part of the Chicago rap group Fly Boy Gang. In 2020, another member of the Carlton Weekly group, better known as FBG Duck, was shot dead on the Gold Coast in what police at the time described as a targeted gang shooting. The killing sparked widespread community activism and concerns from police about retaliation.
While FBG Cash’s song lyrics often referenced street rivalries, Hamilton had also spoken candidly about gun violence in recent videos and interviews posted on social media.
He released a video for his single “Intro” on YouTube two weeks ago which had amassed over 100,000 views. A video promoting a new track called “Crazy Lane” was posted to her Instagram account on Wednesday, with the caption “coming soon”.