CHICAGO (AP) — A 5-year-old boy has died five days after being seriously injured in a drive-by shooting on Chicago's North Side, police said.
Devin McGregor was pronounced dead Thursday night at Lurie Children's Hospital, police said.
Devin's mother was buckling him into a car seat in the Rogers Park neighborhood Sunday evening when a car pulled alongside and someone in the car opened fire. Devin was struck in the head and his father was shot in a hand and shoulder.
Police have not provided a motive in the shooting and no one has been arrested.
You can donate to the family's GoFundMe organized by the boy's Grandmother, here: Devin "Boom" McGregor Fund
The shooting that led to Devin's death was the latest in a stream of violence that has plagued Chicago this summer. Four teenagers were wounded in an Aug. 24 drive-by shooting outside an ice cream shop near Carl Schurz High School on the city's Northwest Side.
The Chicago Police Department reported 425 homicides as of Aug. 22, down from 519 for the same period last year, and 1,828 shooting incidents, compared to 2,239 during the same period in 2021.
The Chicago Journal needs your support.
At just $12/year, your subscription not only helps us grow, it helps maintain our commitment to independent publishing.
If you're already a subscriber and you'd like to send a tip to continue to support the Chicago Journal, which we would greatly appreciate, you can do so at the following link:
Send a tip to the Chicago Journal