East Chicago shooting: 7-year-old boy dies from apparent gunshot wound to head, police say

East Chicago shooting: 7-year-old boy dies from apparent gunshot wound to head, police say

CHICAGO (TOC) — A 7-year-old boy died in East Chicago, Indiana in a single day Tuesday after apparently being shot within the head, police stated.

East Chicago officers have been known as to the scene close to Guthrie and Important Avenue at about 1:15 p.m. for studies of pictures fired within the space primarily based off a ShotSpotter report, police stated.

Household recognized the boy as Jeremiah Moore, and stated he and his household have been on their method dwelling from visiting his grandmother within the metropolis when he was shot and killed.

“My brother requested me, ‘What did we do?’ You recognize?” stated Dameion Bey, uncle. “‘What did we do?’ That is all he retains saying. ‘What did we do?’ We did not do nothing!”

Bey stated earlier than the taking pictures his household thought they have been being adopted by not less than one automobile.

“They stated they observed a crimson Charger with tinted home windows and so they stated they did not suppose nothing of it,” he stated.

After they reached the intersection close to Guthrie and Important, pictures rang out.

“Bullets was coming via the home windows, 4 youngsters within the again, we’re all making an attempt to duck and take cowl,” Bey recalled.

When it was over, Bey stated his brother appeared again at Jeremiah.

“As soon as they tried to get him they observed that he was shot,” he stated.

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Jeremiah had been shot behind the top. His household first tried to get assist on the fireplace division, then drove to the hospital.

Police stated officers responding to the ShotSpotter report of gunfire discovered nothing on the scene, however went to St. Catherine Hospital to see if anybody got here in with a gunshot wound, police stated. Whereas leaving the hospital, officers noticed a white van pace onto the emergency room ramp.

They noticed a lady get out of the van carrying the boy, who had a gunshot wound to the again of his head, police stated, and rushed him inside for remedy. He was pronounced lifeless on the hospital.

“He was seven years previous. He did not deserve that; they have been ambushed and shot at with youngsters within the automobile,” Bey stated.

Police stated they discovered a firearm contained in the household van, however Bey stated his sister-in-law has a Hid Carry License. He is not positive if anybody within the automobile tried to return fireplace.

“That is one in all their infants. You recognize, it is nothing that you would do to interchange his life. They only need justice,” Bey stated.

East Chicago police stated they’re nonetheless ready to interview the household, however Bey stated they’re in no situation to speak proper now.

“They’re simply destroyed,” he stated. “She’s not gonna be capable to put two sentences collectively proper now, she’s destroyed.”

Bey additionally stated Jeremiah had gone to Chicago in June to take part in a protest in opposition to gun violence.

Anybody with details about this taking pictures ought to contact Detective Daniel Ponce at [email protected] or 219-391-8318. You can too name in an nameless tip at 219-391-8500.

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