1 dead, 2 wounded in Grand Crossing shooting

Three people were shot, one fatally, in the Grand Crossing neighborhood this afternoon, officials said.

The shooting happened around 12:10 p.m. in the 7500 block of South Champlain Avenue, and one of the victims was found in the 7500 block of South Langley Avenue, according to Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford.

One of the victims was dead on the scene, Langford said. The two others, both males, were taken in serious-to-critical condition to John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County.

Police said they had one person in custody and were searching for another person, citing preliminary information. A gun was recovered.

The dead person was identified as Devin Common, 27, by his mother, who lost another son, Antonio Common, to gun violence last year.

As she stood near the body of her oldest son, tears streaming down her face, Kimberly Common said Devin was on his way to get coffee when he was shot.

"I'll be back, I'm going to the store," she said Devin told her as he headed out the door. "That's what my (other) son said."

Just yesterday, Kimberly Common visited her mother in the hospital and they both talked about how much they miss Antonio, she said.

"It's in my face, it's all over," she said of her pain. "I'm not even healed from that."

Devin's sister, Jermaka Common, 26, stood near her mother, crying softly as others embraced her with hugs.

She said she last saw her brother yesterday and told him she loved him before she left.

"This didn't make no sense ... for him to get gunned down like that," she said. "This is not fair at all."

Jennifer Delgado contributed.


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