By CBS 2 Chicago Staff

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.

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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.

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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.

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A GoFundMe has raised more than $23,000 to help Gio’s family.

CBS 2 Chicago Staff