Alerted by an 11-year-old boy, police found his 5-year-old brother and his 31-year-old mother shot to death in the Back of the Yards neighborhood early this morning.
Police were calling the shooting a double homicide.
Officers found the two around 2:30 a.m. inside a three-flat brick apartment in the 5300 block of South Winchester Avenue. An 11-year-old boy inside the house at the time had called police and his grandmother, saying his mom and brother had been shot.
Chavonne Brown, 31, and her son Sterling Sims, were found about 2:30 a.m. inside a three-flat brick apartment building in the 5300 block of South Winchester Avenue.