Relative of community activist shot to death in Englewood

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A relative of a longtime community activist was shot to death in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood.

21-year-old Ronald Baskin had visited his great-grandmother on 65th and South Green for Mother`s Day. He got in his Chevrolet Blazer SUV to drive one block away to visit another relative, when someone started shooting.

Baskin was shot in the neck and died at the scene.

Baskin was the great nephew of Hal Baskin. Hal Baskin has been a community activist for 40-years. Baskin is the  executive director of the PEACE Community Center, an anti-violence group that operates in the Englewood neighborhood.

Hal Baskin says Ronald was not in a gang and was not the intended target.

No arrests have been made.

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