“That’s like an execution,” Police say 9-year-old boy may have targeted by gunman

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CHICAGO, Ill. - Police in Chicago are investigating the murder of a 9-year-old boy in an alleyway.

According to WGN, the body 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee was found in an alleyway on Monday afternoon. Family members say he was on his way to his grandmother's house, which was not far from where his body was discovered.

Investigators say Lee suffered multiple shots to his upper body, including in his back and head.

Due to those injuries, investigators believe the little boy may have been targeted.

"At this point, it is unclear if this was a targeted incident or a tragic case of being at the wrong place at the wrong time," said Chief Dean Andrews, with the Chicago Police Department.

9 year old killed

"When an 8-year-old baby is shot multiple times, that's not an accident. You know, that's not a stray bullet. That's like an execution," said Rev. Michael Pfleger. 

"That's not an accident. You know, that's not a stray bullet. That's like an execution."

Nearby residents said they heard arguing and then gunfire before they saw several people run from the alley.

Tyshawn was a fourth-grade student and was known for carrying around a basketball wherever he went. Authorities say they found that basketball near his body in the alley.

Two churches are offering a $6,000 reward for information that leads to Lee's killer.

So far, no arrests have been made.


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