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Two of the women who volunteered for an anti-violence group to try to stop the gun violence in Chicago, was among those shot and killed in the weekend violence.
Chantell Grant, and Andrea, Stoudemire, were the two moms in addition to volunteers for the group “Mothers Against Senseless Killings” that worked with the other moms in the fight against the forces of the city to the South.
Both of them were working as peacekeepers in a corner, where the members of the group, often was in the neighborhood of Englewood on Friday night when they were shot and killed after a person opened fire from an SUV, according to police.
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The 26-year-old Grant, a mother of three young children, while the 35-year-old Stoudemire was on a mother-of-two.
The Chicago Police department said the officers, both women, face down on the pavement after having a blue SUV was driving and opened fire. A 58-year-old man suffered a graze wound.
Mothers Against Senseless Killings, founder Tamar Manasseh, and called the women to the death, “terrifying” and “heartbreaking.”
The members of the group, had promised four years ago to take it back to the corner, and it’s safe for women and children, after an earlier murder, that won’t be in the area in front of the whole of the summer season, WLS-TV reported. In addition to the host of the barbecue, the members of the group have told the WLS to their constant presence to help deter violence.
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“This is sacred ground, as far as we are concerned,” the MASK member, Mary Pike, told the tv station. “This has been a place of refuge that was built by volunteers.”
Chantell Grant, and Andrea, Stoudemire, were shot to death in a while as a volunteer troops to keep the peace in a neighborhood on Chicago’s South Side on Friday.
(On FOX 32)
A 58-year-old man was also injured in the shooting and suffered a graze wound, FOX32 reports it.
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A GoFundMe campaign has already raised more than $9,000 each, for a reward to anyone who can provide information about the deadly shooting.
On Tuesday, the Chicago police say that no arrests have been made in connection with the murder.
Authorities say a total of 48 people were shot over the weekend, eight of them fatally.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.