Delisa Tucker: Chicago mom of 6 shot dead in same spot son, 14, was killed days ago
Tucker, 31, a mother-of-six was fatally shot in the chest while visiting her son Kevin's memorial set up near their home in Roseland neighborhood
ILLINOIS, CHICAGO: Chicago resident Delisa Tucker was shot dead in the same spot where her teen son Kevin Tinker was gunned down. The 31-year-old was fatally shot in the chest on November 24 morning while she was visiting her son's memorial set up in the city's Roseland neighborhood. Reports say she was lighting up candles for her slain son who was killed on November 21 evening, her family said. Police have yet to confirm if there is a connection between the two shootings. No arrests have been made in this case.
Speaking of shooting cases in Chicago, double mass shootings were reported this year in June. Two separate mass shootings in a span of two hours left two women dead and at least 15 others injured on June 27. Another mass shooting was reported earlier that month in Englewood where four people were left dead after a domestic argument took a turn for the worse. Another shooting was reported on June 24 where dashcam footage captured two men stuck who were stuck in traffic open fire at another car. In September, four-year-old Mychal Moultry Jr was shot in the head twice at his father's home.
Delisa Tucker's death a gang-related crime?
Tucker's body was discovered by cops lying on the sidewalk while responding to a ShotSpotter alert just before 12:30 am on Wednesday, Nov 24. She was pronounced dead at the Roseland Hospital. There were no witnesses present at the crime scene where her teenage son was gunned down. Kevin was standing outside a home that was targeted earlier in the day, according to Chief of Detectives Brendan Deenihan. But police have yet to confirm if Tucker was targeted as well. Kevin was described as a "quiet boy" by her family who confirmed he wasn't involved in any gang-related activity. Police haven't confirmed if Tucker's death was a gang crime, however, the neighborhood where she and her son died has seen at least 26 fatal shootings this year, according to The Post.
According to Chicago Sun-Times, Tucker lost her brother to gun violence two years ago and almost lost her 6-year-old daughter years before that. Speaking to the outlet her pastor Donovan Price said, “It’s just sad that this whole family, basically, to be killed over time. I’m devastated.” Roseland remains one of the deadliest neighborhoods in Chicago despite efforts by City Hall to curb violence there and in 14 other community areas that have struggled with gun and gang troubles.