Police seek suspect in fatal shooting of 13-year-old

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CHICAGO --A teenage boy was shot and killed while recording a fight on his cell phone.

Chicago Police say Anthony Diaz, 13, was shot multiple times just after 10:30pm Sunday in the 6000 block of West Grand Avenue in the Belmont Central neighborhood.

Diaz’ stepfather, Ralph Otero, says the teen snuck out of the house with his sisters, ages 15 and 17, because they wanted to confront someone about a post on Facebook.

Otero says five minutes later Diaz was shot.

Police say someone shot him in the side and at least one of the bullets exited through his chest.

Officers found four shell casings at the scene.

No arrests have been made.

Otero says his stepson was not a gangbanger and was a good kid who loved basketball.

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13 comments

  • Carrie

    Naw, he was a “good kid.” “Good kids” sneak out of their homes at 10:30pm to confront people about Facebook posts… Yeah, right.

  • stillalady3

    Kids have been sneaking out of the house since forever. Today kids only know how to deal with situations by using violence that can hurt or kill you. Also it’s unfortunate that an adult was not told about the Facebook situation. These kids should be reminded that Facebook is not an important element in their life.

      • stillalady3

        Kids should be taught that Facebook is only a tool. If it’s not being used for business, then parents need to monitor. Then again, some of these social media channels are not good for everybody.

  • Lisa

    Some adults(and I use that term loosely)are soo quick to judge,we have to remember that he was just a young kid,I mean how many of you have done something stupid and dangerous at that age?How soon some people forget and like to sit on their high horse and blame the parents and everybody else for a 13 year old and his young sisters for making a deadly mistake because all the ones posting and being mean I’m sure you all are still making some dumb decisions in your lives…after all we’re only HUMAN!

  • Pat Kelly

    This is part of the unfortunate price that must be paid by any society savage and ignorant enough to allow its citizens to possess guns. Though the writing is clearly on the wall, the level of intelligence required to comprehend that permitting guns causes unnecessary death escapes those who are simply too dim or too morally repugnant to admit the obvious.

    • steve

      Yes, Mexico is doing great with their gun ban. These situations happen because of criminals illegally possessing and mentally unstable people obtaining firearms. Stop blaming law abiding citizens that want to protect themselves and family. The lowlifes in this story are all thugs, stop getting so worked up.

  • ChicagoCommonSense

    Ridiculous! Why don’t they just ask the poor kid’s sisters who shot him? They were there and I guarantee they know who did it. So, which loyalty will be stronger for the sisters…that for their little brother…or for the idea that “snitches get stitches?” Cooperate with the police little thugettes!