CHICAGO HEIGHTS, Ill. (CBS) — There was an overwhelming turnout Tuesday night for Gio Leon, a little boy who was killed after he chased a ball into the street in south suburban Chicago Heights recently.
Gio’s heartbroken mother and family members tried everything to hold themselves together at the vigil.READ MORE: Serial Stowaway Marilyn Hartman Found Fit To Stand Trial
The 7-year-old died this weekend, after he ran into the street outside Bloom High School in Chicago Heights. He was hit by a car.READ MORE: Closing Arguments Begin In Jussie Smollett's Trial For Allegedly Staging Phony Hate Crime; 'We Have Proven This By Overwhelming Evidence'
A family friend said police interviewed the driver, but as of Tuesday night, there were no charges.
Neighbors, coaches, teachers, and classmates all came out to light a candle and lay a flower.MORE NEWS: 71-Year-Old Man Shot Multiple Times, Killed While Heading To Store To Buy Newspaper In Chinatown
A GoFundMe has raised more than $23,000 to help Gio’s family.