Mother who lost all children: “They took all of my babies to gun violence”
No one understands the impact of the gun violence plaguing the city of Chicago better than a local woman who has lost all four of her children in fatal shootings.
“Four, no more. They took all of my babies to gun violence,” said Shirley Chambers. “I don’t understand it.”
Her son Ronnie Chambers, 34, was fatally shot in the head early Saturday while sitting in a van in the 1100 block of S. Mozart Street on Chicago’s west side. She lost her son Carlos, 18, in 1995. She lost her daughter LaToya, 15, in 2000, and her son Jerome, 23, was shot and killed a few months later.
It was a violent weekend in Chicago with at least 7 people killed in shootings on Saturday alone. For the third week in a row, police held a press conference on Monday to show off confiscated weapons and push for tighter gun laws. Police say they have seized 574 firearms, so far this year.