Local Chicago pro- boxer Ed Brown died Sunday afternoon at the age of 25 a day after he was shot in the head according to Chicago Police.
Authorities say Brown and a 19-year-old female friend were sitting in a park car in the 3200 block of West Warren Boulevard on the City’s West Side early Sunday morning when a silver car pulled up and started firing shots at both of them hitting Brown in the head and striking the woman in the leg.
Brown has seen his fair share of triumphs and tragedies; fighting the constant gang wars of Chicago, even being shot twice before. He lost his mother in the E2 nightclub stampede. However, that didn’t stop him from achieving world-wide recognition, he was considered one of the best boxers at only 17 years old. He was also a candidate for the 2012 Olympics team.
Friends, Family, and Fans from all over offered their condolences as both Brown and the young woman were originally listed in critical condition as they were treated at Mount Sinai Hospital where doctors worked to reduce the swelling in Brown’s brain.
Family members said of his condition that he was “simply having a conversation with god,” and while doctors told them his chances for recovery were slim, they were hopeful that the fighter in him would overcome.
As Family members try to come to terms as to why this occurred, no one is in custody as Chicago Police work to determine a motive for the shooting. No one has been arrested as of Sunday evening.