this story really depressed me.
it shows you just how unfair life can be,
especially to those who have beaten the odds.
everyone say goodbye to shane colombo.
he had just moved to chicago to pursue his phd.
he was only there for 4 hours and now he’s dead.
this is the story via “the post”…
A cancer survivor was killed by a stray bullet in Chicago over the weekend — just hours after arriving in the city to pursue his Ph.D., according to a new report.
Shane Colombo got caught in the crossfire during a fight between two people in the Rogers Park neighborhood around 8:25 p.m. Sunday, ABC News reported.
The 25-year-old’s heartbroken mother, Tonya, told the network that he was running an errand to buy clothes hangers when he was killed.
“I was very concerned about him coming out here, and he was killed within four hours of being in the city, four hours of stepping off that plane,” she said, moments after identifying her son’s body at the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office. “I put him on a plane that morning at 10 a.m. [in California] and I kissed him goodbye, and that was the last time I saw him alive.”
Colombo had just moved to the Windy City to live with his fiancé, Vincent Perez, and was set to attend Northwestern University to pursue his Ph.D. in clinical psychology.
this is his fiance,
i’ll admit i cried over this.
i’m very emotional.
leave me alone.
i cried for his fiance and his mother.
i know the font can’t express how heartbroken they are.
one of my biggest fears is to be struck by a stray bullet.
i try to keep my music low when walking through the hood.
you just never know.
i’m sending a wave of love and light to shane’s loved ones.
i am hurting for them and i don’t even know them personally.
may shane rip.
article cc: chicago tribune