In yet another chapter played out highlighting the brutal gang wars raging in, and around, the city of Chicago, the blood of two more innocent victims has been shed. The sadly ironic part, of course, is that they were not the intended targets. Police Chief Jody Weis stated as much, believing that the gunman was searching for one of the victim’s relative. Weis’ statement reads;
“You have a young boy and his father, no affiliation with gangs whatsoever. One level away, we have a half brother who’s a documented member of the Black Disciples,” said Weis. “Unfortunately, in that area there is a gang conflict going on between the Gangster Disciples and the Black Disciples.”
The 11-year old boy, Ashton Wise, of 6800 South East End Avenue, was shot in the face and head areas, and was pronounced dead on the scene.
The supposedly intended target, am male in his 20s, was questioned about the shootings and was not charge or arrested for any crime.
Another family member stated that the shooting had nothing to with gangs, but was instead a dispute over money.
Police officials stated that the victim’s relative, the target, had been in the Wise’s vehicle at some time during the evening.
The suspect, wearing a dark-hooded jacket should be considered armed and dangerous.” Anyone with information is asked to call 911 or detectives at (312)747-8271.