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Chicago boy, 9, dead in shooting, possibly 'targeted'

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Dick Whitman, Nov 3, 2015.

  1. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    You hear about a lot of kids getting gunned down in the cross fire meant for someone else. But this is particularly chilling.

    Cops: Slain boy, 9, may have been targeted
  2. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Shot multiple times, at close range, in an alley? Yeah, it sounds like he was the one the bullets were intended for.

    So, what did he do, or witness?

    And, there were reportedly multiple witnesses. Will they cooperate with the police?
  3. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    The second one of them is offered a day of sentencing reduction in his own case, he will cooperate.
  4. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    They are looking into the idea that the boy was shot and killed as retaliation for his father's role or his father's gang's role in some recent shootings. Apparently someone's grandmother was shot and injured in one of the prior shootings.

    He wasn't the only innocent gunned down in Chicago yesterday. A 20-year-old college student from Evanston who had just beat out 500 other women to win a modeling contest was shot and killed in the Englewood neighborhood while visiting her grandmother. She was walking to the bus stop to head back to the north side.

    Evanston woman who won modeling contest shot, killed in Chicago
  5. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

  6. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Asian gangs would have never done something like this. They have too much respect for family.
  7. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    We're getting close to the bottom if we're executing 9-year-old boys for the sins of his father.
  8. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    There's finally a black father involved in his kid's life, and this is what happens...
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  9. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    My guess is that he wasn't going over his spelling words with him on Thursday nights.
  10. doctorquant

    doctorquant Well-Known Member

    Generally I'm as up for glib and sarcasm as anyone ... not on this story.
  11. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    I don't think my comment was very clear. I mean that I don't get the feeling that this gang banger was "involved in his kid's life" as we think of it.
  12. doctorquant

    doctorquant Well-Known Member

    It really wasn't your post that drew that comment from me. I was speaking more generally about the thread.
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