2 Teens Killed, A Woman Wounded In East Garfield Park Shooting

CHICAGO (CBS) — A woman putting on her shoes in her own home is one of Chicago’s latest victims of gun violence.

Two teens were killed in that shooting.

Malik McNeese, 16, and a 17-year-old Stevie Jefferson were on a sidewalk about noon in the 3400 block of West Fulton when a black SUV pulled up and someone inside opened fire, hitting the younger boy in the head, back and arm, and the older in the head, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

McNeese, of the 3200 block of West Walnut, was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 12:20 p.m., authorities said.

Jefferson, of the 3200 block of West Maple, was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 12:41 a.m. Wednesday, authorities said.

CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole is in East Garfield Park with more details.

“It’s crazy over here,” said Fran Wilkerson, daughter of the 65-year-old woman shot. “Always shootings on this block. Nobody is safe. Nobody.”

Deadly violence marks this corner of East Garfield Park, with two teens shot to death on the street and an innocent bystander wounded as bullets pierce their entryway.

“She was getting her shoes on. She bent over and all of a sudden we heard shooting over there,” Wilkerson said.

Fran Wilkerson said her 65-year-old mother Lillie Turner was standing right beside the door and at first neither woman realized the bullets entered the home.

“I didn’t know she got shot,” Wilkerson said. “I was ducking on the couch myself.”

The family noticed the pair outside moments earlier and believe they were the victims in a drive-by shooting. Once male died on the scene, the other was pronounced dead at Stroger Hospital.

“I have been here since 17 and it’s getting worse,” said neighbor Kenneth Darnell.

Those who live here said violence has increased steadily over the past few years. WBBM’s Bob Roberts reports.

Turner worked as a security guard for Com-Ed and through shaken at first, her family said she is in good spirits and doing okay in spite of the circumstances.

“Don’t nobody need to lose their kids,” Wilkerson said. “I feel sorry for moms who lost two young boys.”

(CBS Chicago & Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this copy.)

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