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Nine-Year-Old Boy Killed In Grand Crossing Shooting

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(CBS) — A nine-year-old boy was killed Wednesday afternoon after being shot multiple times in the chest and arm near his home in the Grand Crossing neighborhood.

The shooting took place in the 1200 block of East 71st Street shortly after 4 p.m. The boy was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The child has been identified as Antonio Smith. His family described him to CBS 2’s Chris Martinez as just a happy kid.

“I want whoever did this to turn himself in because he is an innocent baby. He didn’t deserve it,” Rasheda Eggelston, the victim’s cousin.

“He had his whole life ahead of him,” said Kenya Eggelston, the victim’s cousin. “When is it going to stop?”

Police are still investigating and no arrests have been made.

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