An alleged gang-member was fatally shot near his home Thursday night in the West Side’s Austin neighborhood.
Brandon Chambers, 21, of the 100 block of North Lavergne Avenue, was pronounced dead at 9:41 p.m. Thursday at Mount Sinai Hospital, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.
Police News Affairs Officer Robert Perez said Chambers was walking on the sidewalk in the 160 block of North Lavergne Avenue when a dark-colored car — possibly a Pontiac G6 — approached and somebody inside called Chambers to the car.
Somebody inside the car then opened fire, striking Chambers in the head, Perez said. An autopsy is scheduled for later Friday, according to the medical examiner’s office.
It’s all about drugs.
Legalize them. All of them. Regulate them. All of them.
Right now, the gangs control the drug market. And our young are dying every day.