Chicago, IL – A Chicago mother of six was gunned down on Wednesday morning in the same spot her 14-year-old son was shot to death on Sunday afternoon.
Police said 14-year-old Kevin Tinker, Jr. was fatally shot on Nov. 21 in the 200-block of West 110th Place, off of Wentworth Avenue in Roseland, WBBM reported.
Tinker’s father, Kevin Tinker, Sr., said that his son wasn’t in a gang and the violence had to be random.
“Some violence found him,” the grieving father told WBBM. “He was a good kid. He didn’t gang bang. Played basketball. Played on his phone a lot. He liked to play games.”
“He was not a gangbanger at all. He stayed in the house most of the time, with his little brothers and sisters,” Kevin Tinker, Sr. insisted.
Kevin Tinker, Jr. was shot multiple times and pronounced dead at the scene, ABC News reported.
Just after midnight on Nov. 23, his mother, 31-year-old Delisa Tucker, went to visit the spot where her son was killed three days earlier, WBBM reported.
Tucker was standing just steps away from the memorial tribute created to honor her dead 14 year old when a gunman opened fire on her, ABC News reported.
Her body was found lying on the sidewalk.
Officials said Tucker was transported to Roseland Hospital where she was pronounced dead, ABC News reported.
Tucker left behind five children between the ages of four and 14, WBBM reported.
“While she was lighting candles for her son, her life was taken,” family friend Michelle Tharpe wrote on a GoFundMe page established to pay for the funerals. “This world is so cold.”
The Chicago Police Department said there were no witnesses to Tucker’s murder, ABC News reported.
Officials said that Area Two detectives were investigating both shootings.
Police have declined to say whether they believed the two murders were related, ABC News reported.
Crime is up all over Chicago, but murders in the 5th District where Roseland is located were up 48 percent from 2020 and up 94 percent from 2019, WBBM reported.