Families of 2 killed at Ogden Park in separate shootings continue effort to find killers

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Family and friends of two murder victims gathered Friday to remember their loved ones. (WLS)

Family and friends of two murder victims gathered Friday to remember their loved ones. The victims were gunned down earlier this year at a park on the city's South Side.

More than three months after Glennell Fairley Jr. was gunned down, his mother walked the streets of Chicago's Englewood neighborhood hoping to find her son's killer.

"Nothing is happening, no one is coming forward. It's like his life was just nothing to people," said Katherine Moore, the victim's mother.

The 21-year old was shot four times and died the night of Saturday, July 9, as he played basketball with his teenaged brother. who was also wounded in the attack but survived.

"We meant no harm to nobody. We were just playing ball," said King Collier, the victim's brother.

Friday, they were joined by another grieving family touched by gun violence. Paul Hamilton, 47, was murdered this past Labor Day while walking his dog.

"Someone just was shooting at someone else and he got caught in it," said Denise Hamilton, the victim's sister.

"He'd been through so much in his life, for someone to take him like this, its unexplainable," said Paula Hamilton, the victim's sister.

Just months apart, both killings happened at Ogden Park and even though family members say the park was filled with people when gunfire erupted, no one has old police what they saw.

"You talk about the cops' code of silence, what about you?" said Juliet Moore Staples, a relative of one of the victims.

The victims' families passed out flyers door-to-door with the help of Pam Bosley, the co-founder of Purpose Over Pain. Her son's 2006 murder is still unsolved.

"If we come out into the community maybe we can encourage the community to talk because if they start talking, maybe they won't be waking up without their sons, their daughters," Bosley said.

In an effort to spare others from losing a loved one to gun violence.

The families and friends said they will not give up until they get justice.
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