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Man shot on West Side is 4th sibling to die to gun violence

A man killed in a shooting on the West Side, is the fourth sibling to die from gunfire, said a family friend.

33-year-old Ronnie Chambers of the 8700 block of South Escanaba Avenue was fatally shot in 1100 block of South Mozart Street Saturday morning.

His sister LaToya was killed at age 15 on April 26, 2000. His brothers Carlos and Jerome also were gunshot victims, Carlos at age 18 shortly after Thanksgiving in 1995 and Jerome at age 23 on July 26, 2000.

Ronnie Chambers was sitting in the driver’s seat of a van when he and a friend were shot early Saturday morning. Chambers was identified by family members at the scene and later by police. The other man was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital stable condition with gunshots to the buttocks and shoulder.

No arrests have been made.


21 Comments to “Man shot on West Side is 4th sibling to die to gun violence”

    GibsMeDat. said:
    January 27, 2013 at 8:35 AM

    They ruin every place they invade.

      Tiffany said:
      January 27, 2013 at 12:29 PM

      Are you F-ing crazy! First who are they? I know exactly what your racist azz is trying to say.Racism and stupidity is not the solution in fact it is the main cause of the vilence in Chicago.I know because I grew up there.Dr King pegged it as one of the most racist and divided city he had ever been in.When you know that your city cares nothing for you because of your color hopelessness sets in an stews as it has in Chicago for over 40 years.The inner city never recovered after the riots,no money or resources were given to those communities. Fix that,but don't say stupid things!

        GibsMeDat said:
        January 27, 2013 at 2:52 PM

        I'm talking about the gang banging thugs you worthless skeezer….the inner cities never recovered because all they do is stick out their hands wanting everything for free and not doing anything on their own…..gibs me my handouts

        Renee said:
        January 28, 2013 at 2:48 PM

        You have a very simple mind if this is truly what you think. Check your history before you make a blanket statement.

      AJL said:
      January 27, 2013 at 7:51 PM

      15% of the population responsible for 54% of the homicides. That's the problem that needs to be addressed.

      sunny said:
      January 28, 2013 at 8:35 AM


      sunny said:
      January 28, 2013 at 8:38 AM

      plain ignorance im living in the south burbs its def going on out here but YOU will never hear about it..that… funny huh

    jay said:
    January 27, 2013 at 9:01 AM

    omg thats a horrible thing to say

      GibsMeDat said:
      January 27, 2013 at 9:47 AM

      Truth hurts though….while it is a terrible thing for this mothers life….I can't help but wonder when these communities will become so fed up with the violence they will actually do something about it. They won't though because…and there is a long list why.

        Candace said:
        January 27, 2013 at 2:17 PM

        Sometimes it is best to shut up and keep your dark and ignorant comments to yourself.

        GibsMeDat said:
        January 27, 2013 at 2:54 PM

        Truth hurts you too?

      sunny said:
      January 28, 2013 at 8:36 AM

      so when i went to say some thing administrators didn't even post my comment but this was cool…smh

    steveo said:
    January 27, 2013 at 2:13 PM

    racism main cause of violence are u crazy they are all the same race shooting each other and yea lets give them some more money so they can buy more illegal guns an drugs wtf

    You're So Dumb said:
    January 27, 2013 at 2:52 PM

    All the racists had to leave facebook and now gather here.

      judi said:
      January 27, 2013 at 7:01 PM

      God bless this family!

    pie pants said:
    January 27, 2013 at 6:48 PM

    Parents are to blame for their kids reckless behavior. Teach your kids right from wrong, raise them with morals and values, and lastly take responsibility for your actions. Dont have kids out of wedlock. Dont have kids that you are not able to support emotionally and financially. These are simple ideals that elude the inter city neighborhoods. If you dont raise your children properly you will be labeled white trash or n@@@@@s.

      sharong4 said:
      January 28, 2013 at 9:37 AM

      Everyone is talking about everything else other than the fact that this woman has lost 4 children to gun violence. It doesn't matter how a child was raise, when they become grown, they are out of your hands. Children don't have to be born out of wedlock for crimes to be committed. Children have always been born out of wedlock since the beginning of time. Everyone doesn't have their hands out looking for something free. The rich do much as wrong as the poor, it's just that you don't hear about all of it because they have the money to keep it quiet. Keep Racism out of the comments and pray for the lady who has lost her children.

    quita said:
    January 27, 2013 at 9:43 PM

    This story is very heartbreaking and I just wanna send my deepest condolences out to this mom who lost all four of her kids due to gun violence. No mother should have to go through this. It's very senseless and a bullet doesn't have a name to it once it strikes, it really strikes and another life possibly gone. RIP to all her four angels.. Stay strong mommy. Just remember they may be gone but they will never be forgotten.

    KAY said:
    January 28, 2013 at 10:29 AM


    L.A. Westside said:
    January 28, 2013 at 9:24 PM

    Wow and I thought south central Los Angeles was bad, this is awful.

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