A 14-year-old boy Kevin Tinker J was shot a dozen times in Roseland, and his mother Delisa Tucker was murdered in the same spot two days later.
Delisa Tucker and Kevin Tinker Jr.’s mourning relatives and friends are in disbelief, as CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot reported Wednesday. They’re also going through unbearable grief after losing two loved ones just two days apart and having to prepare two funerals.
“We need justice for Delisa and Kevin,” said family friend Michelle Tharpe. “That’s all we want.”
Tucker, a 31-year-old mother of six, was shot in the chest early Wednesday morning on the 200 block of West 110th Place, off Wentworth Avenue. She was visiting the spot where her son, Kevin Tinker Jr., was killed Sunday afternoon.
The 14-year-old was shot multiple times.
“He didn’t deserve it,” said family friend Amber Lee. “He was a kid!”
Tinker’s father, Kevin Tinker Sr., said his son was walking home from a friend’s house when he was shot.
“Some violence found him,” said Tinker Sr. “He was a good kid. He didn’t gang bang. Played basketball. Played on his phone a lot. He liked to play games. He was not a gangbanger at all. He stayed in the house most of the time, with his little brothers and sisters.”
Delisa Tucker Gofundme
Tucker is survived by five children, ranging in age from four to fifteen. Her friends and family have started a GoFundMe campaign to aid with funeral costs and to provide for her children.
The Gofundme as reached $7,886 raised of $25,000 goal at the time of this reporte.
“Can you all please donate to the GoFundMe, please, so we can please lay them to rest, like well?” Lee said.
“If you all could, just please just donate for my friend and her kids,” said Tharpe. “They didn’t deserve this.”
Police said there were no witnesses to Tucker’s shooting Wednesday morning. Area Two Detectives are investigating the shootings of both mother and son.