Chicago shooting: 8-year-old boy shot, killed on South Rhodes Avenue in Douglas ID’d

Chicago shooting: 8-year-old boy shot, killed on South Rhodes Avenue in Douglas ID’d

CHICAGO (TOC) — The kid shot and killed inside a South Aspect house on Monday evening has been recognized, officers stated.

Jaiden A. Hines, 8, lived on the identical block the place the taking pictures passed off, based on the Prepare dinner County Medical Examiner’s Workplace.

The taking pictures occurred within the Douglas neighborhood’s 3600-block of South Rhodes Avenue at about 5:48 p.m., police stated. The 8-year-old boy was inside a house with different folks when pictures have been fired.

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The kid, shot within the head, was transported to Comer Kids’s Hospital, the place he was pronounced useless simply earlier than 6:25 p.m., officers stated.

Group activist Andrew Holmes spoke with the kid’s mom and grandmother after they realized he had died.

“They’re completely distraught about shedding their liked one. They are saying he is a enjoyable little man and they’ll miss him, however I want his mom would have her son to get up within the morning and simply giggle together with her son,” Holmes stated. “And the mom is cooperating, and the opposite those who was there are cooperating, too. Like I say, this can be a very close-knit household, very respectful.”

Police stated they imagine the taking pictures might have been unintentional, however didn’t instantly present additional data.

Nobody is in custody, and Space One detectives are investigating.

Practically 300 juveniles have been shot in Chicago this yr, 39 fatally.

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