Ah, the gang-banging, urban youth “he was going to find a cure for cancer someday” mythology continues unabated.
Here’s the story from CBS Chicago:
(CBS) – A 13-year-old boy was killed and six others were wounded in a drive-by shooting Friday evening in the West Side East Garfield Park neighborhood, according to fire authorities.
…Relatives identified the fatally shot victim as Samuel Walker, 13
Of course, the family hands out an old photo of the kid a few years before, looking angelic, then offers their reaction (note, they didn’t get a comment from his father…):
Walker’s aunt, Maribell Ruiz, says the teen would have been 14 next month. She described him as a studious teen and called his death senseless.
The only thing he knew well was the criminal justice system, thanks to his studies double majoring in dope dealing and gang culture.
With five arrests, according to Second City Cop, three of which were for felonies (dope slinging) with a battery and assault thrown in for good measure.
And his death, given what he was doing (dope dealing, gang banging, and all sorts of similar bad-boy activities), is a far cry from “senseless”. To the contrary, it makes perfect sense.
This “boy”‘s mom and dad should look in the mirror if they want to know why he’s dead. Then again, neither of them probably had a decent childhood to learn what decent parenting looks like.