CHICAGO (CBS) — Police say the wrong man was killed in a retaliation shooting in East Chicago over the weekend.
Willie Cook was shot to death in his car Saturday.READ MORE: 8-Year-Old Boy Shot, Killed While Playing On Front Porch In Markham
His two-year-old son suffered minor injuries.
Police say the shooting was “payback” for a drug-related shooting last week, but they say Cook, a member of the Army Reserves, had nothing to do with it.READ MORE: Vandal Caught On Camera Trashing Trader Todd's Bar In Lakeview, Leaving Racist And Threatening Graffiti
Cook was stopped in front of his grandmother’s house in the 3900 block of Evergreen about 5:30 p.m. when police received reports of gunfire in the area.
Cook was pronounced dead at the scene. His son was strapped in a child restraint seat behind his father in the car.MORE NEWS: Chicago Weather: Beach Hazards
This is the second homicide in East Chicago’s Harbor neighborhood in less than a week.