Tyshawn Lee was a nine years old elementary school student walking to a relative home when he was lured and cornered by his father’s gang member and shot dead.
Gang members kill 9yr old boy over father's gang ties
The police from the neighbourhood thought probably the little boy just happened to have been at the wrong place at the wrong time but there was more when the people from the neighbourhood came forward with information about his father's gang affiliation.
According to reports by Chicago tribune, Authorities have called on the child's father, Pierre Stokes, to cooperate with them in solving the murder that they described as "absolutely hateful."
At first, the police from the neighbourhood thought probably the little boy just happened to have been at the wrong place at the wrong time but there was more when the people from the neighbourhood came forward with information about his father's gang affiliation.With more investigations the Chicago police department released details about the child's murder, that Tyshawn was targeted because of recent violence between two gangs, one of which his father is a member.
What is still shocking is that the victim father who happens to be part of the gang is not willing to cooperate fully.
“He potentially knows who did this. He potentially knows the background of the feud he was involved in, It’s so heinous that a criminal enterprise would target the child of another gang member, he emphatically communicated he has nothing to tell us," said Anthony Guglielmi, chief spokesman of the Chicago Police Department.
Investigations are still ongoing and a local Catholic priest Rev. Michael Pfleger, pastor of Chicago's St. Sabina Church and a well-known anti-violence has also said he's committed to justice for the boy and offered to pay money out of his own pocket to help anyone with information move from Chicago.
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