Chicago shooting: Boy, 5, dies days after Rogers Park shooting; $5K reward offered

$3,000 reward being offered for information leading to an arrest

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Saturday, September 3, 2022
Boy, 5, dies days after Rogers Park shooting
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Devin McGregor, 5, died days after he was shot in Rogers Park while saying goodbye to his father.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A five-year-old boy shot last Sunday in Rogers Park has died, a community activist said.

Community activist Andrew Holmes confirmed Friday morning that Devin McGregor died from his injuries at Lurie Children's Hospital. His family gathered for a balloon release in his honor Friday afternoon in Evanston.

Police said Devin was shot in the head near the 7600-block of North Paulina Avenue in Rogers Park on Sunday night, just days after starting school.

"Devastating, 'cause no one wants to see any child like that," said Tervalon Sargent, the boy's grandfather. "So it was devastating. It was devastating to see him in that condition, clinging to his life because of somebody else. Cowards, that's the only word I can come up with."

Chicago shooting: Boy, 5, shot in head in Rogers Park days after starting school, family says

He was shot while sitting in a car with his mother, and was saying goodbye to his father, who was also shot. Police said the bullets came from a passing black Hyundai.

"You don't even know the pain that this mother is going through, this family is going through," Holmes said. "A mother has to get up in the morning and she is used to her baby probably crawling into that bed with her and getting that hug. As I have been knowing his grandfather for over 20 some years, he is missing his grandchild."

A $5,000 reward is now being offered for information that leads to an arrest in the shooting.

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So far this year, 239 minors have been shot in Chicago, with 33 killed. No one has been arrested for this shooting.