What is this world coming to! 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee was shot to death in a Chicago, Illinois alleyway, in a violent gang rivalry that has reached horrible levels. The innocent 4th grader had just finished playing basketball in a local park and was on his way to his grandmother's house. A rival gang member of his dad, Pierre Stokes, lured Tyshawn into an alleyway and shot him to death in an act of premeditated, cold-blooded murder.
McCarthy says 9-year-old boy targeted, lured into alley and executed
McCarthy said police believe Tyshawn was killed because of his father's gang ties and a recent series of shootings between factions. He said the father, Pierre Stokes, is not cooperating. In an interview Tuesday night with the Tribune, Stokes denied anyone would have a motive to kill him, but if someone did, there was no reason to take it out on his son because he's out in the neighborhood all the time. If anyone wanted to harm him, he or she could find the opportunity, he said...