(CBS) – A 13-year-old boy was killed and six others were wounded in a drive-by shooting Friday evening in the West Side East Garfield Park neighborhood, according to fire authorities....Unfortunately, it made perfect sense to some people. According to 2CC:
Walker’s aunt, Maribell Ruiz, says the teen would have been 14 next month. She described him as a studious teen and called his death senseless.
And at the advanced age of 13, he already had 5 arrests, 3 of them for felonies. PCS, PCS with Intent, PCS/Manufacturing along with misdemeanors for Battery and Assault.....this kid was obviously a dope dealer and most likely the intended target along with one or more of his hooligan friends.And on ABC we see part of the problem:
On Friday night, police said Samuel Walker was a documented gang member, but his aunt and multiple people in the neighborhood told ABC7 that's not the case.So iow, the kid was slinging drugs on the corner and at the very least was associated w/ local gangs, some of which probably wanted that corner or didn't like the competition. The family is in denial over his behavior.
This is the reality of most 'gun violence' yet if you look at the comments on places like the CSGV FB page, the big bad NRA are 'terrorists' and are 'killing children'.