2 Brothers Fatally Shot in Car in West Pullman

Police said the brothers aren't associated with a gang

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    Two brothers were shot and killed early Tuesday while sitting in a car in Chicago's West Pullman neighborhood. Anthony Ponce reports. (Published Tuesday, Aug 6, 2013)

    Police are investigating the shooting deaths of two brothers in Chicago's West Pullman neighborhood.

    The brothers were struck at about 3:40 a.m. Tuesday while sitting in the front driver and passenger seats of a 2010 Dodge Charger in the 100 block of East 120th Street, according to the Police News Affairs.

    Family members identified the men as 38-year-old Leandre Cooper and 35-year-old Demetrius Cooper.

    "All I can say is why?" their mother, Bobbie Cooper, said. "They never hurt nobody." 

    "They were my everything," she said.

    Leandre Cooper's 16-year-old son, Leantae, remembered his father as a supportive man who was always there for him. 

    "He always came to all my sporting events. Everything I needed, he was there."

    The older brother was shot in the chin, police said, and the younger brother was struck in the face and chest. They were found unresponsive in the vehicle.

    News Affairs said neither brother is known to have gang ties and the shooting remains under investigation.

    No one was in custody as of Tuesday morning.