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11-Year-Old Boy Finds Mother And 5-Year-Old Brother Shot To Death

In yet another tragic story out of Chicago, police were called to the Back of the Yards neighborhood in the city after an 11-year-old boy reportedly found his mother and 5-year-old little brother shot to death in their home.

via Chicago Tribune

Alerted by an 11-year-old boy, police found his 5-year-old brother and his 31-year-old mother shot to death in the Back of the Yards neighborhood early this morning.

Police were calling the shooting a double homicide.

Officers found Chavonne Brown and her son Sterling Sims around 2:30 a.m. inside a three-flat brick apartment in the 5300 block of South Winchester Avenue. An 11-year-old boy inside the house at the time had called police and his grandmother, saying his mom and brother had been shot.

Police were releasing few details of the shooting, including information about any possible suspects.

Sterling’s godfather, Tyrone Otis, said there had been no signs of trouble recently.

“I couldn’t believe this,” he said, his eyes red. “She’s a sweetheart. She and her son.

“He just graduated from pre-school. He’s the best — I can’t believe this — he’s the best little boy. I can’t understand this. I was just there yesterday, me and my son were over there.”

A neighbor, Charles Sullivan, said Brown was “devoted to those boys. She was real sweet.”

“I don’t know what happened or why it happened. I can’t believe it,” he said.

This is really sad. Hopefully this family will receive justice for these senseless killings sooner than later.

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