Boy, 5, Shot And Killed In Elgin

Updated 10/08/11 – 7:29 a.m.

ELGIN, Ill. (STMW) — A 5-year-old boy was fatally shot in an apparent gang-related attack Friday night in northwest suburban Elgin, police said.

The boy, 5, was in a car with relatives when he was shot about 7 p.m. in the 900 block of Elma Avenue, according to an Elgin police release.

The car was pulling out of a driveway when shots were fired, the release said. The boy’s relatives realized he was shot moments later and pulled into a gas station in the 1300 block of Dundee Avenue, where they called police.

The boy was taken to Sherman Hospital in Elgin, where he was pronounced dead, according to police, who did not release the boy’s identity.

“It is believed that this car was specifically targeted,” Elgin police Chief Jeff Swoboda said. “We are determined to find those responsible for this incident.”

The Elgin police gang unit is investigating.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2010. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

  • limp

    if they catch that shooter ,call me i can cut his balls &put in his mouth for free,no prison time for thet kind of mother%$#ers

  • Roberta Waker

    Things are really bad when you can’t back out of a driveway without someone getting shot. We are being overrun by criminals with no conscience or value for human life. I hope the police and judges catch and sentence these people accordingly. If we need more prisons – build them – it will put a lot of people to work and keep the criminals where they belong – behind bars.

    • Sally

      I’m not getting the point of you making this comment. What does the color of the child’s skin have to do with the fact that his mother will never be able to hold him ever again have to do with his skin color? And where in the post did they mention he was african american? Your comment is pure igornace and is something that you really should have kept to yourself. Crimes aren’t justified because of the color of the person’s skin that commited it. It’s still a crime. Maybe before you speak next time you should think and rethink then keep your commit to yourself. A child was killed. It doesn’t matter what color his skin was, he is gone. Have some compassion and common sense.

  • Tony Wise

    In the words of Guns and Roses,Welcome to the jungle! Its not to late to plan your escape.Did you think moving out here would insulate you from the mongrel
    hordes? They were here ahead of you,waiting,waiting for you milquetoast. They’re eyeballing your teenage daughters.Look at your exsistence,you are barely treading water and your lifejacket is waterlogged.Taxes have torpedoed your familys boat and you are in deep water.The sharks are circling.Pack your bags and get out now,your house will never sell just leave it.This whole region is shot,its Detroit with a fright wig!Do i have to spell it out for you?

  • someone who hates gangs!

    this is all because the parent is in a gang, and the sad thing a child had to pay for this ( their own child) why? poor baby!! well i hope this will be in his mind every morning when he wakes up! was this all worth it! now they have to live with this! for the rest of his life, now tell us what do you get out of being in a gang when you have to sleep with one eye open all the time.and put your loves ones in danger at all times! you know god gave the women to bring beautiful babies in to this world and god should be the ONLY ONE to take them home with him! what gives you the right to take a baby life away when this beautiful
    was just being!!! may god have mercy on your soul !! for picking the wrong live style or maybe it should of been you! think about that!!

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