Boy shot dead in Chicago was targeted in gang rivalry: police

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Posted: Nov 05, 2015 4:34 PM

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Gang members targeted a 9-year-old boy and lured him to an alley on Chicago's south side before shooting him dead on Monday, police said on Thursday. Earlier it was believed the boy, Tyshawn Lee, had been killed in crossfire.

Police said Lee's father was involved in a gang and that the death was related to gang rivalry. Community and church leaders pleaded for people to come forward with information about the murder and offered a $35,000 award.

(Reporting by Mary Wisniewski; Writing by Fiona Ortiz; Editing by Sandra Maler)