Chicago Police: Murder of Little Boy May Have Been Gang Retaliation
Police say a little boy shot dead in Chicago may have been killed by gang members.
Nine-year-old Tyshawn Lee was shot multiple times on Monday, Fox and Friends First reported this morning.
The little boy died with a basketball by his side and was found in an alley.
Tyshawn, who is reportedly related to a gang member, may have been the victim of a series of tragic retaliatory killings, a police source told the Chicago Sun-Times.
The paper reported that police are investigating whether the boy was “lured and targeted” in retaliation for a previous gang murder that involved the family member.
Authorities are now offering an $11,000 reward for information about the killing.
Flyers with the little boy’s portrait are being circulated. They read, “Break the code of silence” and “Speak up for me!”
— Chicago Sun-Times (@Suntimes) November 3, 2015
His mother, Karla Lee, has made a public appeal to her son’s killers. “Please turn yourself in,” she sobbed. “You know you’re wrong.”
Watch more about this heartbreaking story in the clip above.