Husband, Father Fatally Shot Steps From Home

Widow says man stood over her husband, Marlon Young, and fired repeatedly

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    Marlon Young, 39, was gunned down by three people as he went out to get something from his car, his wife said. Anthony Ponce reports.

    A 39-year-old husband and father was shot and killed just steps from his south side home on Wednesday morning, and his survivors say they have absolutely no idea why.

    It was just before 9:30 a.m. when Marlon Young went outside his home, on the 8700 block of South Throop Street, to get something from his car.

    "A car came around the corner. Three guys got out and they just started shooting him and chasing him with their guns," the man's wife, Marian Banks-Young, said hours later. "All three of them had guns."

    Banks-Young said she hid under the car as the bullets flew not far from a church parking lot. What she saw was something she said she'll never forget.

    "He stood over my husband and he continuously shot," she said.

    After being married for 15 years and raising a son, now 12, Banks-Young said she can't think of a single reason why her husband would have been targeted.

    "It's just a lost generation. They all just out doing anything and everything to anybody," she said. "If anybody has any information about these three guys, please share that information because me and my son deserve to know why and who did this."

    Two vehicles were seen fleeing the area after the shooting, police said. Investigators were on the scene well into the afternoon searching for any evidence the trio may have left behind.

    No one was in custody and authorities had not released descriptions of the shooters by the early evening hours.