CHICAGO (CBS) — A 10-year-old boy was fatally shot Friday night in Chicago’s East Side neighborhood.
Police say the boy, Gustavo Garcia, was a passenger in a pickup truck that was near East 95th Street and Avenue N around 11 p.m.
A gray sedan pulled up alongside the vehicle and fired shots.
A witness says a man calling himself Garcia’s father later ran from the truck, screaming. “And he came down and he started saying, ‘They killed my son, they killed my son.’ Who would kill a nine year old kid?” said Raul Mendez, a neighbor.
Garcia’s fourth grade teacher said he was well-behaved and came from a good family.
The 10-year-old was pronounced dead at Comer Children’s hospital from a gunshot wound to the back. Another passenger, a 31-year-old man inside the pickup, was shot multiple times in the face, neck and chest. He was in critical condition as of early Sunday morning.
Chicago Police say no one is in custody.