Summer Moore fatally shot in front of Morgan Park home remembered by family, community

A mother is shot and killed while attending a family party and Saturday one of her sons remembers her on this Mother's Day eve with a bouquet of flowers.
May 11, 2014 12:02:15 PM PDT
A mother is shot and killed while attending a family party and Saturday one of her sons remembers her on this Mother's Day eve with a bouquet of flowers.

Summer Moore was studying to become a nurse and her death comes as several events Saturday were focused on ending the violence.

Area South detectives are still investigating, looking for the shooter responsible for claiming the live of the 37-year-old Moore.

Meanwhile, members of several communities took to the streets in hopes of getting the violence to stop.

Although there will be no Mother's Day celebration this year for Jason Crowley and his siblings, the 21-year-old still purchased a bouquet of flowers for the mother lost to gun violence.

Thirty-seven-year-old Summer Moore died Friday night after she was struck by gunfire while at a family celebration on the far South Side.

"It's going to be sad for me and my sisters because we lost our mama before Mother's Day," Crowley said.

Police say the mother of three was not the intended target.

Moore's slaying comes at the start of a Mother's Day weekend in Chicago, where there were again pleas for the violence to stop.

Community activist Andrew Holmes was joined by dozens of Englewood residents for a Promote the Peace March and Rally.

"We must stop this violence. It's senseless. our children are dying," said marcher Nicole Wheatly.

"Whatever you do they'll mimic it, and if you have good behavior then they'll have good behavior," marcher Jahbril Porter-Ollarvia said.

On the South Side, the parents of Hadiya Pendleton are among those who gathered to acknowledge what they call the original goal of the creators of Mothers' Day.

The second annual Mothers Peace Celebration ended with a march to the DuSable Museum, where marchers like Shaquita Wells and her 7-year-old daughter Ke'merell celebrated their efforts and dedication to peace.

"I've had several friends that list children and I'm so heartfelt because there's so much violence and it's like, when does it end?" Wells Shaquita said.

Meanwhile, that's what the friends and family of Sumner Moore wonder as well as a son struggle to with his grief as he ask for the killing to stop.

"Maybe it's because of the gang violence around the neighborhood. I just want justice," Crowley said.

Police said there have been no arrests and no one is in custody in Moore's shooting death.

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