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Chicago taking pictures leaves younger mom, Alexus Pedraza, fatally shot throughout argument in West Garden, police say

CHICAGO (WLS) — A household is reeling from the lack of a younger mom, who was shot and killed in Chicago’s West Garden neighborhood on the Southwest Aspect Sunday.

Relations stated 21-year-old Alexus Pedraza was out with buddies when an argument ended together with her life being taken away.

The household stated Alexus truly simply buried her mom lower than a yr in the past. Now her personal daughter, who’s simply 8 months previous, will develop up with out her mother.

“She wished to be a mom, and lift her child,” stated Alexus’ aunt, Tracy King. “She cherished her! And, like, now her daughter would not have her.”

The younger lady solely shared a number of months together with her mom.

“She’s by no means going to know what her mother was like,” stated Alexus’ father, Jesse Pedraza. “How lovely she was!”

Child Azalia now has one much less particular person to present her kisses and leaves her household with yet another cherished one to bury.

“I used to be asking her the place she was going? She stated she was a grown grownup, after which she put me in a headlock and informed me that she loves me and don’t be concerned about her. She’ll be positive,” Jesse recalled.

However Alexus by no means made it again residence after an evening out Sunday with buddies in West Garden after she was shot a number of instances.

Police stated the 21-year-old was arguing with a girl outdoors close to sixty fourth Road and South Kilbourn Avenue when an unknown man walked up and shot her.

She died on the hospital lower than a yr after her personal mom handed away.

“Now she’s together with her mom. That is the one factor that retains me from going loopy,” King stated.

“I can not cease desirous about her. I cry myself to sleep each night time,” Jesse stated.

The household is now looking for assist from disaster responders. They plan to lift child Azalia, whereas retaining her mom’s reminiscence alive within the legacy she left behind.

“I want her. I nonetheless want her,” Jesse stated. “It will be exhausting to dwell with out her. Sure, I miss her very a lot. And, I want her. I want her. I nonetheless want her!”

“I’ll actually miss a lot. I actually am! I simply need justice for my child, that is all,” stated Alexus’grandmother, Tina Pedraza.

The household is planning her funeral as police are nonetheless investigating this taking pictures. Officers stated nobody right now is in custody.

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