Delisa Tucker was fatally shot just steps from from her son’s memorial early Wednesday morning.
She had just lost her 14-year-old brother, Kevin Tinker, to gun violence the day before, and friends said she was on her way to his memorial when she was shot.
Michelle Tharpe, a family friend, said on the GoFundMe page put up to help pay for the family’s funeral expenses, “While she was lighting candles for her son, her life was taken.” “This planet is freezing.”
At 12:15 a.m., police responded to a ShotSpotter signal. Tucker, 31, was discovered on a sidewalk in the 200 block of West 110th Place. According to officials, she was taken to Roseland Hospital and pronounced dead.
According to the documents, no one on the block witnessed the shooting, and no one has been arrested in connection with that or the attack on her son.
According to authorities, her son was shot multiple times at the same place on Sunday and pronounced dead at the scene.
Tharpe said on the GoFundMe page, “He was a calm boy.” “Rest well, Lil Kevin,” says the narrator.
Both shootings are still under investigation, according to CPD. According to the Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago police have refused to comment on whether the shootings are linked.
According to Tharpe, Tucker leaves behind five other children.
According to CPD crime data, shootings have increased in Chicago this year. As of Nov. 8, there had been 3,105 incidents in 2021, up 10% from 2020 and 66% more than in 2019.