“We’re dedicated as a metropolis to do every little thing that we are able to to convey these folks to justice. However women and gents, we’d like your assist. Step up,” Lightfoot mentioned. “Have a coronary heart for these households.”
Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown recognized the boy as MJ and mentioned the kid was getting his hair braided when three people bought out of their automotive and began capturing. Neither MJ nor his household had been the meant goal, Brown mentioned, nevertheless, two bullets pierced the window the place MJ was getting his hair braided.
MJ was struck within the head and died two days later, Brown mentioned.
“His household won’t ever be the identical,” Brown added.
Brown says that investigators want the general public’s assist to establish the shooters as a result of the surveillance video was “too grainy to establish the perpetrators.”
Lightfoot mentioned that the reward was raised to $25,000 for any data on the individual or folks chargeable for this capturing.
“Come ahead, do the appropriate factor,” Lightfoot urged. “These kids will not be statistics, they’re liked. Their recollections are by no means going to be forgotten.”
When requested if extra folks have come ahead, Brown mentioned that they’ve acquired some suggestions and that the police division “total” has cleared extra homicides in 2021 than in additional than a decade.
Brown mentioned the capturing is believed to be gang-related.
“We consider it is a gang battle,” Brown mentioned.