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Stop the Insanity: Chicago Mom Loses Fourth and Last Child to Gun Violence

Smoking gun

Shirley Chambers has lost all four of her children to gun violence

That at least five people were gunned down in Chicago on Saturday isn’t news — unfortunately. That one of the victims was a child of Shirley Chambers, however, is news — unfortunately.

Ronnie Chambers, 34, his mom Shirley’s youngest child, was shot in the head while sitting in a parked car. Not only was Ronnie his mom’s youngest child, but he was the fourth and last of her children to die as a result of a shooting.

Shirley’s two other sons and daughter were shot in separate attacks more than a decade ago, according to Yahoo News.

“Right now, I’m totally lost because Ronnie was my only surviving son,” she said to WLS-TV.

Her son Carlos was killed after an argument by a high school classmate in 1995. Daughter Latoya, 18, and other son Jerome, 15, were killed within months of each other in 2000.

Despite Shirley’s experience, Chicago homicide rate was down last year for the first time since 2008.

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