CHICAGO — A 5-year-old boy has died just five days after a drive-by shooting in the city’s Rogers Park neighborhood.

The shooting happened Sunday evening in the 7600 block of North Paulina.

Police said Devin McGregors was in a vehicle with his father when a car pulled up alongside them and someone inside fired shots. Devin was shot in the head and transported to Lurie Children’s Hospital in critical condition. He died late Thursday night. 

Devin’s father was shot in the left hand and shoulder. Police believe he was likely the target, but a motive has not been released.

The young boy had just started kindergarten in Evanston.

“These bullets are finding their way to these children and it’s due to the negligence of a person discharging that weapon,” crisis responder Andrew Holmes said.

Supt. Brown said the department was questioning a person of interest earlier this week, but released him.

“We couldn’t bring it across the finish line with the person we had in custody as a person of interest,” Brown said. “But we’re not done yet, we have more leads to follow and we hope we can bring some peace to this family.”

A balloon release was held Friday afternoon to remember the boy.

No one is in custody. A $3,000 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the case. Anyone with information can leave an anonymous tip at

A GoFundMe fundraiser has been created for Devin’s family to cover any necessary expenses.