“We called the police. I said, I want to report him missing. Maybe five minutes later, the police came to the house. They asked me to show a picture of him. Once I did that, they told me to come to the hospital,” Murry said.
Smith had been found near Kimbark and 71st Street on Wednesday afternoon, a few blocks from his home, reports ABC7Chicago. He was pronounced dead about an hour later at a local children’s hospital.
He was shot in the chest, arm at hands, according to his mother, including once in the heart.
Community activist Andrew Holmes called the child’s death an “execution.”
“We just got him a football. We just put him in football,” Kawada Hodges, father, said, pointing to a picture of his son. “Nine years old. You took that. You all see that? You all hurt me.”