Baby Jenae dies 4 days after her mother, Charnella Lemon, was fatally shot along with Terrence Carter in Fernwood

Chicago Sun-Times Wire

Baby Jenae Lemon, delivered after her mother, Charnella Lemon, was fatally shot along with Terrence Carter on Friday morning in the Far South Side Fernwood neighborhood died Monday, and her death was ruled a homicide.

Carter, 33, and Lemon, 20, were sitting in a parked vehicle at 7:39 a.m. Friday in a vacant lot in the 400 block of West 102nd Place, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Someone on foot approached the vehicle and opened fire, police said.

Lemon, a Dolton resident, suffered three gunshot wounds to the chest and was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where she was pronounced dead at 8:51 a.m., authorities said.

Lemon was pregnant at the time of the shooting, and she lived long enough to deliver the baby, authorities said. Her daughter was born Friday morning and was initially listed in very critical condition at Christ Medical Center.

But Jenae died at 2:28 p.m. Monday at Christ Medical Center, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. She was four days old.

An autopsy Wednesday found she died of a gunshot wound to the torso, and a maternal gunshot wound to the abdomen. Her death was ruled a homicide, according to the medical examiner’s office.

Carter, a Sauk Village resident, was shot in the chest and was pronounced dead at the scene at 8:03 a.m., authorities said.

A police spokesman said the shooting may have been domestic-related, but provided no further details, and no one was in custody as of Tuesday morning.

Area South detectives are investigating.

—Chicago Sun-Times Wire

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