Police search for suspect in deadly shooting

August 4, 2008 5:18:34 AM PDT
Chicago police are looking for a gunman who killed a teenager and a man on the West Side this weekend. Relatives say 16-year-old Steven Nelson of suburban Riverdale was spending the summer with family in Chicago to avoid the violence at home. Saturday afternoon, Nelson and 27-year-old James Brandon of Melrose Park were shot to death.

Nelson's body was found on Washington Boulevard and Brandon's body was found on North Lotus. But police say they were victims of the same shooting.

Nelson's grandmother urged the shooter to come forward Sunday.

"[If] you can just shoot two people down, and just walk away, that's a problem. That's a problem. You've got to have a heart, you know, how can you just take somebody's life? Take something you didn't give. It hurts so bad," Vaughencil Nelson said.

Chicago police have not made any arrests.


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