CHICAGO (TOC) — A five-year-old boy shot final Sunday in Rogers Park has died, a neighborhood activist mentioned.
Group activist Andrew Holmes confirmed Friday morning that Devin McGregor died from his accidents at Lurie Kids’s Hospital. His household gathered for a balloon launch in his honor Friday afternoon in Evanston.
Police mentioned Devin was shot within the head close to the 7600-block of North Paulina Avenue in Rogers Park on Sunday evening, simply days after beginning college.
“Devastating, ‘trigger nobody needs to see any little one like that,” mentioned Tervalon Sargent, the boy’s grandfather. “So it was devastating. It was devastating to see him in that situation, clinging to his life due to anyone else. Cowards, that is the one phrase I can give you.”
Chicago taking pictures: Boy, 5, shot in head in Rogers Park days after beginning college, household says
He was shot whereas sitting in a automotive along with his mom, and was saying goodbye to his father, who was additionally shot. Police mentioned the bullets got here from a passing black Hyundai.
“You do not even know the ache that this mom goes by way of, this household goes by way of,” Holmes mentioned. “A mom has to stand up within the morning and she or he is used to her child most likely crawling into that mattress together with her and getting that hug. As I’ve been understanding his grandfather for over 20 some years, he’s lacking his grandchild.”
A $5,000 reward is now being supplied for info that results in an arrest within the taking pictures.
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Up to now this yr, 239 minors have been shot in Chicago, with 33 killed. Nobody has been arrested for this taking pictures.
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