Afeni Shakur, Voletta Wallace and famous mothers whose sons were murdered by gunfire

chambersShirley Chambers, Chicago – A tragedy of unimaginable proportions and unspeakable depths. Chambers lost every one of her four children to gunfire. This past winter, Chambers buried her youngest child, 33-year-old Ronnie, who was shot on Jan. 26.

Chambers’ daughter LaToya was fatally shot in July 2000 at the age of 15, three months after her brother, 23-year-old Jerome, was also gunned down. In 1995, Shirley’s oldest child, Carlos, was also fatally shot at the age of 18.

Terry Shropshire
Terry Shropshire

A military veteran and Buckeye State native, I've written for the likes of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta Business Chronicle and the Detroit Free Press. I'm a lover of words, photography, books, travel, animals and The Ohio State Buckeyes. #GoBucks



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