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‘Nice young woman,’ son murdered

A brutal double murder in the Back of the Yards has friends and family members scratching their heads, wondering who would kill “a nice young woman” and her 5-year-old son.

Police were called to the apartment in the 5300 block of S. Winchester early Friday morning, where they found 31-year-old Chavonne Brown dead, along with her 5-year-old son, Sterling Sims.

Both had been shot.

No one was in custody as of Friday afternoon, and police were releasing few details about the homicide.

A man who emerged from the apartment late Friday morning said he believed the motive was robbery.

“Some little dude just went in and shot her,” said the man, who said he was a friend of the family but declined to give his name.

Contributing: Brian Slodysko

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