Answers Sought in Fatal Chicago Shooting of 4-Year-Old Boy During Labor Day Weekend


The afternoon press conference can be viewed in the player above.

Chicago officials voiced a plea for public help Saturday afternoon, offering a reward for information related to the fatal shooting of 4-year-old boy who was shot in the head in an apartment in Woodlawn during Labor Day weekend.

Mayor Lori Lightfoot asked that anyone with information on the shooting report a tip to the Chicago Police Department, adding that the city is offering a $10,000 reward for details on the shooters.

“Please let your faith, let your sense of humanity overcome your fear,” Lightfoot said.

File a tip to CPD here.

CPD Supt. David Brown said during the press conference Saturday that detectives believe the shooting was gang-related and are “actively working” to find cases on the groups involved.

The shooting was reported before 9 p.m. on Sept. 4 in the 6500 block of South Ellis. Bullets were fired outside a residence and then went through a window, striking the boy in the head two times.

The child, identified as Mychal Moultry Jr., was rushed to Comer Children’s Hospital in critical condition, according to a Chicago Fire Department spokesman.

A woman, 34 years old, was also injured in the incident, but authorities stated she wasn’t shot. She was listed in fair-to-serious condition at an area hospital.

Community activists, a non-profit and church have teamed up to offer a $9,000 reward for the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for the shooting.



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