Chicago’s mother shot and killed the same place her teenage son was killed days earlier

A mother of six was shot down in Chicago at the exact spot where her 14-year-old son was shot and killed just three days earlier.

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

Tucker had lit candles for his slain son after he was killed in a shooting Sunday night, the Chicago Sun-Times told the family.

Delisa Tucker’s 14-year-old son Kevin Tinker was also shot and killed in the Roseland neighborhood.

Police have not confirmed whether the two shootings are connected and no one has been arrested.

Police said they spotted Tucker’s body lying on the sidewalk after responding to a ShotSpotter alarm just before noon. 12.30 Wednesday.

She was taken to Roseland Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

Authorities said they did not find anyone along the street who witnessed the shooting.

Her son was pronounced dead at the scene three days before after he was hit several times by gunfire.

At the time Kevin was shot down, he was standing outside a home that had been attacked earlier in the day.

Police will not say if they suspect Kevin was also attacked.

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

The neighborhood where the mother and son were killed has had at least 26 fatal shootings this year alone.


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