Michael Moultry Jr Wiki – Michael Moultry Jr Biography
Michael Moultry Jr, Chicago’s latest weekend of violence saw a four-year-old boy die after being shot twice in the head through a window of his father’s house while he was sleeping.
WLS-TV reports that at least 47 people were shot, two fatally, in a 12-hour span across the city as Labor Day weekend began, with young Mychal Moultry Jr. among those victims.
Moultry Jr. was sleeping at his father’s house in the 6500 block of South Ellis around 9 p.m. Friday night when he was shot twice in the head that entered through the window from outside the residence. according to NBC Chicago.
Michael Moultry Jr Age
Michael Moultry was 4 years old.
Shot in the head while sleeping
The young man was taken in critical condition to Comer Children’s Hospital and was pronounced two days later, on Sunday, a Chicago Fire Department spokesman told the news outlet.
The motive for the murder remains unclear, nor is it clear whether the boy and his father were the intended targets of the shooting.
Meanwhile, community activists along with a nonprofit organization and a church have come together to raise $ 9,000 to reward anyone who helps in the arrest and conviction of the killer behind Moutry’s murder.
In other parts of the city, seven other children were among those injured in shootings over the holiday weekend, outraging city residents.
“We are sick and tired every day,” said an activist with the crime group All Kids Matter.
We are guarding this hospital night after night. All these kids get shot all over Chicago. ‘
Among those seven children, two siblings, a 12-year-old boy, and a 15-year-old girl were shot while attending a back-to-school picnic near an East Garfield Park gas station on Saturday, reports NBC Chicago.
“A red SUV pulled up and started unloading fully automatic weapons into this crowd of people,” said event vendor Lamar Peterson, whose daughter and her stepson was also injured in the shooting.
Both teens were transported to Rush University Medical Center in stable condition, reports NBC Chicago.
“It is important to understand that there were so many babies when this tragedy happened,” Peterson said.
“This was completely unnecessary, completely misunderstood.”
“My kids got shot so I’m pretty mad right now,” Peterson added.
Meanwhile, a 13-year-old boy was seriously injured after being shot in the basement of a South Chicago home just before 8 p.m. Saturday night, according to Chicago police.
The boy received a blow to the head and was rushed to Comer Children’s Hospital in serious condition.
Another community activist, Andrew Holmes, expressed frustration at the number of children who have been shot in recent days, citing the need for greater parental supervision and intervention by elected officials.
“If you know you have some kids, some teenagers, some adults, and they’re doing poorly on the streets, then it’s up to you … to go up to them and line them up,” Holmes said.