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Mourners arrive for funeral of slain 9-year-old Chicago boy

Small casket of 9-year-old Chicago boy killed in gang shooting arrives at church for funeral

Mourners arrive for funeral of slain 9-year-old Chicago boy

CHICAGO (AP) -- Mourners are arriving for the funeral of a 9-year-old Chicago boy who police say was lured into an alley and executed because of his father's gang connections.

Tyshawn Lee's small red casket was delivered Tuesday morning to St. Sabina Church on Chicago's South Side. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is in attendance. The boy was dressed in white suit during his wake on Monday.

The elementary school student was shot in the head Nov. 2 in a neighborhood alley as he was headed to his grandmother's house. Chicago police say the boy's death was the result of two gangs fighting, in a string of retaliatory events dating back months.

Members of the Faith Community of St. Sabina have raised at least $54,000 in reward money from around the country.


Updated : 2021-09-28 05:54 GMT+08:00