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Ronald Baskin Killed: Relative Of Longtime Peace Activist Among 3 Dead, 11 Hurt In Weekend Violence

May 13, 2013 | Updated May 14, 2013

The relative of a long-time Englewood peace activist and an 82-year-old breast cancer survivor were among the three people killed and nearly dozen people injured in weekend violence around Chicago.

Ronald Baskin, 21, was fatally shot as he was leaving his great-grandmother's home in Englewood on Mother's Day, police say. The Tribune reports Baskin was shot in the neck in the 6400 block of South Green Street around 4 p.m. Sunday; he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Baskin was making the short trip to the home of his grand-uncle, Hal Baskin, a one-time gang member turned peace activist who has also been a perennial aldermanic candidate.

Another Mother's Day tragedy unfolded earlier Sunday when 82-year-old Catherine Glenn was found apparently fatally beaten in her South Shore home in the 7800 block of South Euclid Avenue. DNAinfo Chicago reports Glenn's body was discovered in a closet by her daughter just before 8 a.m.

Police are questioning a family member in connection with the homicide — someone Glenn's children believe is "mentally ill" and may not be fully aware of their actions. Nonetheless, Glenn's children were left devastated, having just celebrated the 82nd birthday of their mother — a breast cancer survivor — on Saturday.

"They took mama away," one of Glenn's sons said while on the phone at the scene.

"This is like the worst Mother's Day," said daughter Cathy Glenn, according to the Tribune. "This is like something you see in a movie or books. It's not what happens to you."

Hours earlier, police found a man in his 20s unresponsive in 2800 block of East 76th Street the around 3:30 a.m. according to the Sun-Times. Police say the man had been shot "multiple times in the head and body" and was dead at the scene. No arrests have been made in connection to the crime, or the shooting that killed Baskin.

Around the city, 11 more were injured in shootings and one stabbing, the Sun-Times reports. The majority of the injuries were sustained by teenagers and people in their early 20s on the South and West Sides.

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