Saturday, November 5, 2016
5 MURDERED, 24 SHOT & WOUNDED in Chicago Negro Violence Friday
He stopped to check on her and she told him she believed her 18-year-old son had been killed. Her son was inside a 24-hour food mart, but police weren't allowing her to go inside.
"She's going through two hours of agony," Willis said as he stood near the crime scene. "I couldn't do it."
When a detective arrived at the scene of the fatal shooting in the 100 block of East 75th Street, the woman showed the detective a photo of her son, Willis said. The detective confirmed that it was her son who had been killed.
The man was shot in the throat about 11 p.m. Friday in the Chatham neighborhood on the South Side, police said, and ran into the nearby 24-hour food mart after being wounded. He collapsed on the floor, and he was pronounced dead at the scene at 11:11 p.m.
He was identified as Deon Virges, 18, of the 7500 block of South Calumet Avenue, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office.
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