Boy, 9, shot and killed on South Side may have been targeted: police

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CHICAGO — There's now an $20,000 reward for information that leads to the capture of whoever is responsible for the death of a nine year-old boy on the South Side.

Tyshawn Lee was walking to his grandmother's house just after 4 p.m. Monday when he was shot several times in an alley near 80th and Damen in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood. He may have been targeted. Police say several people were spotted running from that alley.

Father Michael Pfleger and the Faith Community of Saint Sabina gathered at 80th and Damen at noon on Tuesday to pass out flyers.

At Joplin Elementary, where Lee was a fourth grader, there were more police on-hand, and there were grief counselors available.

Lee's mother held a press conference Tuesday, speaking out for the first time since her son's death.

Meanwhile Andrew Holmes, a community activist, spoke to WGN about trying to break the cycle of Chicago violence.