When Brother Kills Brother

Black-on-black violence is an unspoken but growing national scourge

Delfonic McCray, 13, was big for his age, 6 ft. tall. He liked basketball and girls, and kept love letters carefully folded in his Michael Jackson wallet. He and a friend were on their way to a Chicago Bulls basketball game and stopped at a housing project on the west side of Chicago to see a girlfriend. As they approached the back entrance of a graffiti-scarred tenement, a group of youths taunted them. Delfonic approached tentatively, then turned and ran. One of the youths casually drew a .22-cal. handgun and shot him. "We had a good kid coming along," said Delfonic's...

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