Do these black lives matter to the race baiters?
Nine people died and 46 others were wounded in shootings across Chicago this Fourth of July weekend.
Among those who died was a 7-year-old boy who was shot while watching fireworks in Humboldt Park with his father just before midnight Saturday.
Amari Brown and his father were standing on the sidewalk in the 1100 block of North Harding when gunfire erupted around them, striking Amari and a 26-year-old woman, who was transported to John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital in stable condition, police said. Both were shot in the chest.
The boy’s father said he thought the sound of gunfire was just fireworks, and he didn’t realize Amari had been shot until the boy called out for him.
Amari’s family say the little boy was a “jokester” and acted like a typical 7-year-old who loved to run and play. They say the best way to describe him is “a sweet, sweet little boy.”
No one is in custody for the shooting. Activist Pastor Ira Acree, of Greater St. John Bible Church on the West Side, said he will offer a reward for any information leading to the offender’s arrest.
Read more: NBC Chicago