9-Year-Old-Child Shot Dead In Chicago

9-year-old boy fatally shot in Chicago

CBS News Chicago is reporting that a 9-year-old was shot and killed in the Chicago neighborhood of Gresham on Monday.  The victim was found wounded in an alley having been shot multiple times in the chest, according to police.

The victim was identified as Tyshawn Lee who was described by family members as a nice child who liked video games and liked to play ball.

CBS Chicago reports that shortly before the shooting, a number individuals were in the alley and an argument erupted, followed by several shots, according to Dean Andrews, the Chicago Police Department’s chief of detectives.

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“At this point it is unclear if this was a targeted incident or a tragic case of being at the wrong place at the wrong time,” Andrews told reporters. “At this time, we do not have a concrete motive, but we will be working around the clock to find out more.”

A $6000 reward for information related to the murderer or murderers of the child has been posted, a portion was donated by St.Sabina Church.

“That’s not an accident, that’s not a stray bullet — that’s like an execution,” St. Sabina Pastor Michael Pfleger said to CBS Chicago.

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