A Chicago mother was shot dead Wednesday, Nov.24 on the same sidewalk where her 14-year-old son was fatally shot over the weekend.

Delisa Tucker, the 31-year-old mother of six, was attending her teen son’s memorial just down the street from their home in Roseland when she was shot in the chest.

A close friend of the family said Tucker was shot when she was on the way to light candles for her son.

The boy, Kevin Tinker was shot several times on Sunday while standing outside a home that had been targeted earlier in the day,  Chief Detective Brendan Deenihan said.

"Kevin was a quiet boy. He was just starting to get out of his shell," a close friend of the family, who did not wish to be named, said.

Chicago Police have not confirmed if the two shootings are connected. No arrests have been recorded yet.

Tucker had lost her brother to gun violence two years ago and almost lost her 6-year-old daughter years before that.

"It’s just sad that this whole family, basically, to be killed over time," Pastor Donovan Price told the Chicago Sun-Times, adding that he consoled Tucker at a vigil for her son Sunday night. "I’m devastated."

"You try to help people so that maybe their lives change," he said. "I become part of the family of the people I help."

Around 12:15 a.m. on Wednesday, the police responded to a ShotSpotter alert and arrived at the 200 block of West 110th Place and found Tucker lying unresponsive on the sidewalk with gunshot wounds in her chest.

The police said they could not locate any witnesses to the shooting. A further probe is underway.

"We need justice for Delisa and Kevin," said family friend Michelle Tharpe. "That’s all we want."

A GoFundMe page has been set up to cover the family’s funeral and burial costs.

Roseland is infamous for being one of the deadliest neighborhoods in Chicago.

According to the police department's statistics, Roseland has seen 62 homicides so far in 2021, compared to 42 during the same period last year.
Delisa Tucker and Kevin Tinker Delisa Tucker was fatally shot Wednesday while she was on the way to light candles for her son who was killed Sunday. GoFundMe