Chicago Mayor and Police Superintendent urge people to provide information to resolve September shooting death of four-year-old
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“We as a city are committed to doing all we can to bring these people to justice. But ladies and gentlemen, we need your help. Step up,” Lightfoot said. “Have a heart for these families.”
Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown identified the boy as MJ and said the child was braiding his hair when three people got out of their car and started pulling. Neither MJ nor his family were the intended target, Brown said, however, two bullets pierced the window where MJ was braiding his hair.
MJ was punched in the head and died two days later, Brown said.
“His family will never be the same,” added Brown.
Brown says investigators need the public’s help identifying the shooters because the surveillance video was “too grainy to identify the perpetrators.”
Lightfoot said the reward has been increased to $ 25,000 for any information on the person (s) responsible for this shooting.
“Come on, do whatever it takes,” Lightfoot urged. “These children are not statistics, they are loved. Their memories will never be forgotten.”
When asked if more people have come forward, Brown said they received advice and the police department “globally” erased more homicides in 2021 than in more than a decade.
Brown said the shooting is linked to a gang.
“We think this is a gang conflict,” Brown said.
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