When I heard about this today, I knew he had to be living a dirty life. But now it appears it was mistaken identity.
The killer stood over 13-year-old Robert Freeman’s bleeding body and pulled the trigger again, again and again.
But though he was just feet from the 8th grader’s face on the Far South Side Wednesday night, the gunman got the wrong kid, police sources said.
Bloodstained pavement and a makeshift memorial of teddy bears Thursday morning marked the spot on the 11500 block of South Perry where the latest Chicago schoolboy murder victim fell, in an apparent case of mistaken identity.
“The doctor told me he found 22 bullet holes in my baby. Twenty-two,” said his devastated mother, Theresa Lumpkin, who ran from her home moments after the shooting to find Robert dying in the street outside.
What will happen to the real person who was supposed to be the target?
The thing about this is, people and the police seem to know the kid wasn't the one who was supposed to get shot. So, does the shooter get caught or does the shooter get street justice or does the shooter walk?