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

A mother-of-six was gunned down in Chicago in the exact spot where her 14-year-old son was shot dead 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 been lighting candles for her slain son after he was killed in a shooting on Sunday evening, family told the Chicago Sun-Times.

She was rushed to Roseland Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Authorities said they haven’t found anyone along the street who witnessed that shooting.

Her son was pronounced dead at the scene three days prior after he was struck multiple times by gunfire.

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

Police won’t say if they suspect that Kevin was also targeted.

Family have described the teen as a “quiet boy” and said he wasn’t 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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