CHICAGO, IL – In the South Side of Chicago, two brothers became the latest victims of gun violence Monday afternoon when they were shot during an altercation near a sidewalk. The unfortunate incident happened just after 5 p.m. in the 9400 block of South Throop Street, according to the police.
The victims were standing on the pavement when an unidentified person or persons approached them, drew out firearms, and began shooting. In the ensuing attack, an 18-year-old boy, later identified as Maurice Clay, Jr. by his family, was shot at least 15 times in his head, neck, and leg. Clay was rushed to Christ Hospital, but sadly, he was later pronounced dead.
The death of Clay, who was just a few months shy of completing high school and had dreams of pursuing a career in the NFL, has left his family in shock and despair. His mother, Theresa Maiz, is devastated by the shocking murder of her son. “I just can’t believe this, that they shot my baby that many times, 15 times,” she stated.
Clay’s older brother, a 27-year-old, was shot in the foot during the incident and was taken to LCM Hospital. His condition is reported to be good.
So far, no suspects have been taken into custody. Detectives from the area are conducting a thorough investigation into the specifics and possible motives behind the shooting.