CHICAGO (CBS) — The day after 9-year-old Antonio Smith was shot to death in the back yard of an apartment building in the south side Grand Crossing neighborhood, several hundred people filled the yard Thursday night to offer prayers and demand action.
Antonio’s father, Kawata Hodges, fought back tears as he said his “little homey” was gone.
“I’ve lived in Chicago all my life and I had some hard times coming up, but I never that this would be the hardest time in my life and it is,” Hodges said. “Chicago hurt me today. I feel like I was let down.”