There is a $20,000 reward in the murder of a 9-year-old on the city’s south side.
According to ABC Reports:
Police investigating the fatal shooting of 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee in a South Side alley believe that the boy was targeted as part of an ongoing gang feud involving his relatives.
Police said they believe the child’s father has information about the possible retaliation, but is not being forthcoming.
Meanwhile, Tyshawn’s mother, Karla Lee, has made tearful public pleas for help in solving her son’s murder.
Police are still unclear about a motive and have not ruled out retaliation. His family said he was a great kid who was in the wrong place at the wrong time.
A $20,000 reward, raised by community groups, is offered for information leading to an arrest in the shooting.
Tyshawn was fatally shot in an alley near his grandmother’s home in the 8000-block of South Damen Avenue in the city’s Gresham neighborhood around 4:15 p.m. Monday.
Tyshawn’s basketball was found next to his dead body. Family members said he loved basketball and brought his ball everywhere he went.
Police said an unknown number of people were gathered in the alley when an argument led to gunfire. Tyshawn was shot several times in the upper body, including in the head and back.
An autopsy Tuesday determined that the boy died of multiple gunshot wounds, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
Tyshawn’s mother set up a GoFundMe page to raise money to pay for her son’s funeral.
To make a donation, visit www.gofundme.com.
What a horrifying and heartbreaking story. I remember a time when women & kids were off limits. Boy have times changed.
Rest in peace to this beautiful child. My heart truly goes out to the mother of this young man.
We must stop gang violence.