CHICAGO (TOC) — 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 mates when an argument ended along with her life being taken away.
The household stated Alexus really simply buried her mom lower than a 12 months 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 beloved her! And, like, now her daughter would not have her.”
The younger lady solely shared a couple of months along with her mom.
“She’s by no means going to know what her mother was like,” stated Alexus’ father, Jesse Pedraza. “How stunning she was!”
Child Azalia now has one much less individual to provide her kisses and leaves her household with another beloved 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 advised me that she loves me and don’t fret about her. She’ll be effective,” Jesse recalled.
However Alexus by no means made it again house after an evening out Sunday with mates in West Garden after she was shot a number of instances.
Police stated the 21-year-old was arguing with a lady outdoors close to sixty fourth Avenue and South Kilbourn Avenue when an unknown man walked up and shot her.
She died on the hospital lower than a 12 months after her personal mom handed away.
“Now she’s along with her mom. That is the one factor that retains me from going loopy,” King stated.
“I can not cease enthusiastic about her. I cry myself to sleep each evening,” Jesse stated.
The household is now in search of assist from disaster responders. They plan to lift child Azalia, whereas holding her mom’s reminiscence alive within the legacy she left behind.
“I would like her. I nonetheless want her,” Jesse stated. “It may be laborious to dwell with out her. Sure, I miss her very a lot. And, I would like her. I would like her. I nonetheless want her!”
“I will 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 at the moment is in custody.
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