Woman killed, 2 men injured in shooting at vigil on South Side

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An 18-year-old woman was shot and killed and two teen boys wounded at a vigil Sunday night for another man who had been murdered. (Family photo)

An 18-year-old woman was shot and killed and two teen boys wounded at a vigil Sunday night for another man who had been murdered.

The woman was identified as Kee Kee Fleming. Police said all of the victims were standing on the street near 89th Street and Justine Avenue in the Brainerd neighborhood at a vigil for a friend who died the day before. Two men got out of a gray minivan and started shooting at about 8 p.m., police said.

Fleming was transported to Little Company of Mary Hospital in Evergreen Park where she was pronounced dead. The two teen boys were transported to Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn where they are in serious-to-critical condition.

One of the teens shot is Elijah Steed, 17, who along with his family was grieving his stepbrother, 23-year-old Nahmar Holmes. Steed's father, Pierre Curry, said his son is now paralyzed from the waist down.

"It's sick, it's evil," Curry said. "Now my son's paralyzed and a young lady lost her life."

Nahmar "Nemo" Holmes was murdered outside his home on Saturday after being shot several times in the torso.

An 18-year-old woman was shot and killed and two teen boys wounded at a vigil Sunday night for another man who had been murdered.



At a rally Monday afternoon at the intersection of West 87th Street and South Ashland Avenue, relatives were among the activists who briefly shut down the intersection in the middle of rush hour to get attention in their earnest bid to stop the violence.

"We just want peace. We want them to be caught. We're a forgiving family, we're not looking for vengeance," said Harriet Holmes, Nahmar's grandmother.

"Everybody has to stay in the house. Who wants to be enslaved or encaved to their house? Trapped, because you can't come out in broad daylight; he was shot in broad daylight," said Shaquita Holmes, Nahmar's mother.

Police said the two boys wounded in Sunday's shooting have gang ties and the shooting from the day before was also likely gang-related.

The two violent scenes in two days weigh heavily on those in Chicago's Brainerd neighborhood.

"It does get trying. It gets very taxing and me having a wife, and my mother in law-and I'm not just concerned with my family, we have a lot of kids in this neighborhood and on this block, so it does get trying. It gets very, sometimes, disheartening," said Minister Randy Taylor, who lives in the neighborhood.

Bobby Larry said his young daughters heard the gunshots Sunday night and are scared. He's anxious to move his family.

"They was kinda scared to go see what was going on. They looked outside and saw the tape and were like, 'Did somebody die? Is somebody hurt outside?' So I had to tell them what happened," Larry said.

He also said he never wanted to have that conversation with his daughters, who are 5, 6 and 11 years old. They will now receive counseling to help them deal with the trauma as he looks to move his family out of the neighborhood.

No one is in custody for either shooting.
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