Nine Year Gun Down in Chicago Alley

Photo Credit: Chicago Tribune
Photo Credit: Chicago Tribune

In Chicago alone, there have been well over 2,500 victims of gun violence so far this year. The latest, nine-year old Tyshawn Lee, was killed Monday afternoon. With 391 murders in Chicago this year, the homicide rate is up 18 percent over a year ago — and the victims include 40 children.

“Please, put the guns down, please,” his mother, Karla Lee, pleaded. “Taking too many young lives. Please.”

The boy’s mother, Karla Lee, said her son had dreams of playing in the NBA. She said he told her: “Mom, when I get older I’m going to take care of you, I’m going to get you a new house.” Continue reading “Nine Year Gun Down in Chicago Alley”