Chicago mom shot dead in same spot teen son was killed just days earlier

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A mother-in-law was shot and killed exactly three days ago in Chicago, where her 14-year-old son was shot dead.

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Delissa Tucker, 31, was shot in the chest on Wednesday morning while visiting a memorial for her son, Kevin Tinker, near their home in the city’s Roseland neighborhood.

The family reported that Tucker was lighting candles for his son, who was killed in a shootout on Sunday evening. Chicago Sun-Times,

Kevin Tinker, the 14-year-old son of Delissa Tucker, was also shot dead in the Roseland neighborhood.
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Police have not confirmed whether the two shootouts are linked and no one has been arrested.

Police said they found Tucker’s body lying on the sidewalk after responding to a shotspotter alert before 12.30 a.m. Wednesday.

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He was taken to Roseland Hospital where he was declared brought dead.

Officials said they could not find anyone on the road who had witnessed the shooting.

His son was declared dead at the scene three days ago after being gunned down several times.

When Kevin was shot, he was standing outside the house that had been targeted earlier in the day.

Police would not say whether they suspect Kevin was also targeted.

According to the GoFundMe page, the family has described the teen as a “quiet boy” and said he was not involved in any gang-related activity.

In the neighborhood where the mother and son died, there were at least 26 fatal shootings this year alone.


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