Chicago Resident Shirley Chambers Loses Fourth Child, Ronnie Chambers, to Gun Violence

SMH:  Shirley Chambers lost her fourth child, Ronnie Chambers, to gun violence. Ronnie Chambers, AKA Scooby, who has a history of drug and weapons convictions, was shot in the head and killed in the 1100 block of South Mozart, the Chicago Sun Times reports. He was killed while sitting in a car.

His 15-year-old sister, LaToya Chambers, was killed in 2000 near Cabrini-Green. That same year, Jerome Chambers, 23, was shot and killed feet from where his sister died. And in 1995, Carlos Chambers was killed by a fellow student at Jones Metropolitan High School, now known as Jones College Prep.

“What did I do wrong?” Shirley Chambers told the TV station. “I was there for them.”

Ronnie Chambers — known as Scooby — was the manager of an aspiring rapper who goes by the name YK and had recently been on Ricki Lake’s TV show talking about changing his life, according to his longtime friends Nicole and Laverne Smith. Source

Separately six others were killed and six wounded in weekend violence in Chicago. Among the dead are Willie Wilson, 32, who was stabbed to death during a domestic dispute at his home. Norman Stokes, Dimitri Buford and Antonio Fenner were also killed.


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    No ANALYSIS if it produces an INDICTMENT on the people who have been directing the Black Conscious attention OUT FROM the Black community into POLITICS.