Man turns himself in after ex-girlfriend shot to death

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A 34-year-old man surrendered to police after his ex-girlfriend was shot to death and the shooter drove off with her two kids Tuesday night in the South Shore neighborhood.

The shooting occurred about 9:50 p.m. as Mechelle Lewis, 28, was sitting in a minivan parked on the block where she lived — the 7200 block of South Bennett.

Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said her ex-boyfriend walked up and fired into the vehicle. Lewis was pronounced dead at the scene at 10:11 p.m., authorities said.

The ex-boyfriend took her 8-year-old daughter and 5-year-old son and drove off in a light-colored minivan, police said. He drove to the Grand Crossing District police station at 7040 S. Cottage Grove Ave., where he was taken into police custody.

The children were not hurt and a weapon was recovered from the vehicle, according to police. Charges were pending Wednesday morning.

Contributing: Sam Charles

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