Sat. May 25th, 2024

A 3-year-old Illinois boy who was shot in the head Friday night in Chicago has died from his injuries.

At about 8:38 p.m., a woman was traveling northbound in her 2012 white SUV in the 4400 block of West Marquette, when a man in a red sedan fired shots, police said.

CPD says the woman, who is the child’s mother, was involved in a road rage incident. She fled, and the suspect followed her and fired shots.

The woman’s 3-year-old son, Mateo Zastro, was shot, and transported to an area hospital in serious condition.

Police say the boy was later pronounced dead.

There were three children in the SUV, and no other injuries were reported, police said.

No one is in custody.

Police believe the offender’s vehicle is a red Charger or Mustang.

There’s a $7,000 reward following conviction, according to community activist Andrew Holmes.

Holmes said after CPD spoke that the mother of the child has been clutching the boy’s favorite toy. Holmes says there are “baby killers on the streets.”

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By Buffy Gunner

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