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Reward offered after 9-year-old boy shot in Chicago

Tyshawn Lee
Tyshawn Lee

Several churches are offering an $11,000 reward for information leading to the capture of whoever shot and killed a nine-year-old boy in Chicago.

Tyshawn Lee was shot in the head and back in the Auburn Gresham neighbourhood of the city.

Chief of detectives Constantine Andrews said that before Monday's shooting, an argument broke out among a group of people in the alley where the boy's body was found. They left the scene after the shooting.

Mr Andrews said it is not clear if the child was targeted or if the shooting was a case of the boy being in the wrong place, at the wrong time.

Anti-violence activist Rev Michael Pfleger and members of the Faith Community of St Sabina are to hand out reward flyers. Mr Pfleger said: "This heartless person must be captured."