CHICAGO — A sidewalk memorial for a young man killed in Englewood became a crime scene just one week later, after two family members paying their respects Wednesday afternoon were shot and wounded, said a police source at the scene.
A man and woman visited the memorial shortly after the funeral of 28-year-old Nicholas Robinson, who was shot and killed Feb. 22 during a drive-by in the 6400 block of South Eggleston, the source told DNAinfo Chicago.
The shooting happened at 1:45 p.m. on the same block, said Officer Nicole Trainor, a Chicago Police spokeswoman. Robinson lived two blocks west of where the fatal shooting took place, according to county records.
A memorial for 28-year-old Nicholas Robinson was set up after he was shot and killed Feb. 22. [DNAinfo/Andrea V. Watson]
The man, who is 20, was shot in his right shoulder and taken to St. Bernard Hospital and was "stable," Trainor said, though she did not specify his condition.
The woman, who is 38, was shot in her abdomen and left thigh and was also "stable" and taken to St. Bernard Hospital before being transferred to Stroger Hospital. Police did not specify her condition.
No one was in custody.
Michelle Johnson, who knew Robinson, said he was well known in the neighborhood and often joined gatherings at her family's house. She said he was "playful" and always "cracked jokes." She said as far as she knew, Robinson wasn't involved in gangs and had never gotten into any fights.
"I was shocked when I heard the news," she said. "This neighborhood didn't used to be like this."
A memorial was set up in a corner vacant lot to remember him, and police placed crime scene tape nearby on Wednesday afternoon. "Nick" is spelled out with tiny candles on the sidewalk. There's a bear, flowers and two balloons.
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