Mother of 14-year-old shot by gang member in Rosemont speaks out

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CHICAGO -- Patrick Boswell was murdered in suburban Rosemont in January 2015. He was just 14 years old.

He was walking with friends near Allstate Arena when he was shot and killed by a gang member. Police say it was a case of "wrong place, wrong time."

Now, Patrick's mother Patricia Frontain is working to put an end to gun violence through her foundation Patrick Lives On. In addition to creating scholarships for at-risk youth, the non-profit plans on creating PSAs using actors from the TV shows that Frontain works on, like "Chicago P.D."

"What we want to focus on is one boy lost his life, and the impact that one life lost affects thousands and thousands and thousands of people," Frontain said in an interview with WGN Morning News Wednesday. "This was a normal child. This was a child given everything -- middle class, looks, popularity, sports -- and yet he's gone. And there's no reason why he's gone."

A fundraiser for Patrick Lives On is being held Saturday, Sept. 10 at the Chop House. To buy tickets for the event or learn more about the organization, go to