Man gunned down in front of his mom on Far South Side

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A 20-year-old man was gunned down in front of his mom and his brother Friday night on the Far South Side, relatives say.

Tony McIntosh | provided photo

Tony McIntosh was smoking cigarettes on the back porch of his family’s South Deering home when a gunman walked up and fatally shot him, his aunt Traci Armstrong said.

“It happened right in front of his mother,” Armstrong, 44, said Saturday evening. “It doesn’t seem real. Who does that?”

His mother, she said, is a certified nursing assistant and performed CPR on her son before paramedics arrived.

“I know that was the hardest thing she’s ever had to do,” Armstrong said.

McIntosh was outside in the 10600 block of South Yates about 9:20 p.m. Friday when he was killed, authorities said.

No one else was injured in the shooting.

“It’s just sad that people have no regard for human life,” Armstrong said, adding that her nephew was “quiet and happy.”

McIntosh was taken to Trinity Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 9:50 p.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

He was the youngest of three children and father of a 2-year-old boy, Armstrong said, adding that McIntosh had plans to register for adult education classes next week at Olive–Harvey College, in the hopes of getting his GED.

“He loved his son and he was getting his life in order. He didn’t deserve that,” she said. “He was quiet and didn’t bother anybody. He was a good kid.”

Armstrong said McIntosh’s funeral service will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 10 at 415 W. 111th St.

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