Every year, nearly 3000 children and teens die from gunfire, and nearly 14,000 are injured.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

7-year old Chicago boy killed while picnicking in a park

A 7-year old boy was having a July 4th picnic with his family in a park (Cole Park) in Chicago, Illinois, when someone drove up and opened fire, hitting the boy twice in the neck, killing him.

The shooters got away.  Motive is unknown.

From an article:
Community activist Andrew Holmes says he spoke with the child's grandmother, who said the family was having a July Fourth picnic in the park when someone drove up and fired shots from a vehicle. 
"Get the perpetrator off the streets," Holmes said. "Identify him. We need the gun that was used in shooting, and they definitely need to find the car so they don't hit another child. If they get away with this one, you know it's going to happen again." 
Holmes says this shooting was at least the fourth he'd responded to on this violent July 4.   ...
Chicago police say the 7-year-old boy in the Chatham neighborhood was shot twice in the neck area. Police continue to search for two unknown suspects who fired the shots and drove away. There is no description of the suspects or vehicle. 

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