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Mother murdered during memorial for son in Chicago: ‘This world is so cold’

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Mother murdered during memorial for son in Chicago: ‘This world is so cold’

Matthew Miller November 25, 03:06 PMNovember 25, 03:06 PM

A Chicago mother was fatally shot while attending her son’s memorial service on Wednesday.

Delisa Tucker, 31, lost her son Kevin Tinker, 14, to gun violence on Sunday. Tucker was shot and killed only days later while lighting candles at her son’s memorial service, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

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“While she was lighting candles for her son, her life was taken,” Tucker’s friend Michelle Tharpe wrote on the GoFundMe page for the family’s funeral expenses. “This world is so cold.”

“It’s just sad that this whole family, basically, to be killed over time,” said Donovan Price, a pastor who said he consoled Tucker at her son’s vigil. “I’m devastated.”

Police responded to the scene at around 12:15 a.m. on Wednesday after reports of gunshots were made. Tucker was found lifeless on the sidewalk near the 200 block of West 110th Place. She was taken to Roseland Community Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

Police said they found no witnesses in the area of the shooting, and a suspect has not been found for the murder of Tucker or her son. Tucker’s son was reportedly gunned down at the exact same spot days earlier.

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“He was a quiet boy,” Tharpe said on the family’s GoFundMe page. “Rest well Lil Kevin.”

Tharpe said Tucker has five other children.

Chicago police are investigating both shootings but have not said whether they believe the murders are connected.

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