This story breaks my heart! I can’t even understand how a 9 year old loses his life like this!
9 year old Tyshawn Lee 9, was lured into a Chicago alley and reportedly executed Monday afternoon because of his father’s gang ties. The disgusting killing comes at the height of the crime epidemic in Chicago. The community is reeling.
Celebs have taken to social media to express their outrage, anger and frustrations over the senseless violence that plagues Chicago neighborhoods.
Jada Pinkett Smith penned a lengthy note on on Facebook:
I can’t. Prayers for the family of #TyshawnLee 🙏🏾
— kerry washington (@kerrywashington) November 4, 2015
Tyshawn’s death coincides with the trailer release of Spike Lee’s controversial film Chiraq that explores gun violence in the windy city. When will this stop? Whatever the solution or answer is, we need to get there fast.