Shootings in Chicago this weekend: Police investigate after Mateo Zastro killed in West Lawn shooting, 7-year-old shot in Roseland

Shootings in Chicago this weekend: Police investigate after Mateo Zastro killed in West Lawn shooting, 7-year-old shot in Roseland

CHICAGO (TOC) — Mateo Zastro, 3, was shot and killed on Friday evening whereas using within the again seat of his mom’s automobile.

Mateo was the sufferer of what police described as a highway rage incident in Chicago’s West Garden neighborhood. On Monday night, his household and their supporters gathered to honor him with a vigil close to their house.

“It wasn’t essential to do what you probably did. You adopted my path house,” stated his mom Veronica Zastro. “I wasn’t following you.”

Zastro’s grief has given approach to boiling anger. She, together with the gang on the vigil, demanded whoever shot the kid flip themselves in.

“And then you definately determined to plot in opposition to me and my infants, and I can’t sleep till you might be introduced in. I can’t sleep,” Zastro stated.

Mateo’s siblings had been within the automobile with him on the time of his dying.

“These ones had been within the backseat and when their child brother dropped to the ground…” she recalled. “My son is scared to return to high school”

And whereas no arrests have been made, police made it clear that there’s multiple individual on the market who can cause them to their shooter.

WATCH: CPD Supt. David Brown speaks after a number of youngsters shot over weekend

“Based mostly upon what we do have, I do know I am being slightly bit cryptic, however we do have proof to point out that individuals on the market know who dedicated this act and we ask for them to return ahead, even whether it is anonymously, by a tip,” stated CPD Chief of Detectives Brendan Deenhihan

Mateo was not the one youngster shot in Chicago this weekend. A 7-year-old boy is at Comer Youngsters’s Hospital, recovering from surgical procedure after being struck within the leg on Sunday morning. He was additionally using behind his dad and mom’ automobile.

The household was, based on police, arriving at a Roseland church, once they noticed and adopted a person who was allegedly breaking right into a relative’s car. That man was arrested following the incident.

“The 7-year-old is fairly resilient. He dealt with it like a champ. Whenever you consider a seven 12 months outdated being shot, what a horrible factor. However, he’s doing nice proper now, as nice as you are able to do after an incident like that,” stated CPD Deputy Chief Larry Snelling.

In response to metropolis information, as of Oct. 1st, 291 teenagers and youngsters beneath 19 have been shot in Chicago up to now this 12 months. Thirty-nine of them have been killed.

And whereas police proceed to tout a big decline in general shootings and homicides within the metropolis relative to final 12 months, the variety of youngsters shot and killed in Chicago, is as of Saturday, solely down by one.

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