Man fatally shoots ex-girlfriend in front of her 2 children, then turns self in

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CHICAGO -- There is a small memorial in Chicago's South Shore neighborhood near the spot where a woman was shot and killed in front of her two small children. Charges are pending against her ex-boyfriend.

It happened Tuesday night near 72nd and Bennett.

WGN's Tonya Francisco talked to friends who said the suspect called family members to tell them he shot the mother of his two children.

The 28-year-old woman, identified as Mechelle Lewis, was sitting in a parked minivan with her children, when her former boyfriend came up to her and shot her, he


Mechelle Lewis, 28


then took off in a car with her 8-year-old daughter and 5-year-old son, police say.

He drove to the 3rd District police station at 70th and Cottage Grove and was arrested.

The children weren't physically injured.

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  • Michele

    Such a beautiful young woman. This is so sad!! My heartfelt prayers go out to her loved ones. I hope the man that did this never sees the light of another day!!

  • Lois banaszkiewicz

    Beautiful girl, awful thing to happen, thankfully his mind returned and he did the right thing with the children prayers for all

  • Twin

    That’s messed up he called her family to tell them he shot her and drove off with her children man this world is coming to an end
    Praying for her family’s healing