Boy killed, father wounded in Chicago South Side shooting

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Boy killed, father wounded in Chicago South Side shooting

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An 11-year-old old boy was killed and his father wounded Friday night when someone opened fire with a shotgun while they were in a vehicle, authorities said.

Aston Wise, of the 6800 block of South East End Avenue, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to a spokesman for the Cook County medical examiner's office. According to an autopsy conducted today the boy died from a shotgun wound to his face and his death was ruled a homicide.

Chicago police believe the victims were not the targets. According to Chicago Police Supt. Jody Weis, the gunman may have been looking for a relative of the victims.

"You have a young boy and his father, no affiliation with gangs whatsoever. One level away, we have a half brother who's a documented member of the Black Disciples,'' said Weis. "Unfortunately, in that area there is a gang conflict going on between the Gangster Disciples and the Black Disciples."

The relative, a male in his 20s was questioned Friday night, a source said, but was not placed under arrest in connection with the shooting.

Aston and his father, Kenneth Wise, 42, were shot about 8:25 p.m. near East 78th Street and South Kingston Avenue in the South Shore neighborhood when the gunman approached their parked vehicle and opened fire.

Aston was shot in the head and was dead at the scene, authorities said.

The father drove the vehicle to the 1800 block of East 79th Street, where he crashed into two parked cars and a day care center, authorities said.

Kenneth Wise was shot in his arm and back and taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Officials said he was taken there in critical condition but is expected to survive.

Dorence Robinson, who identified himself as Kenneth Wise's stepbrother, vehemently denied that the relative was in a gang or that the shooting was gang-related.

"He's had his run-ins but he's not gang-affiliated," Robinson said.

Robinson described the shooting as related to a dispute between the relative and another man over money.

Chicago Public Schools spokeswoman Monique Bond said today that Aston was a sixth-grader at Ruggles Elementary School, 7831 S. Prairie Avenue.

The school is currently on a three-week break, Bond said, so there will not be a need to send crisis councellors there Monday. But officials will monitor the situation when school goes back in session. "It's just very sad," Bond said.

Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford said a gas line was hit in the crash, prompting the Fire Department to send a hazardous materials team to the site.

No other injuries were reported, and the day care center was unoccupied.

Choir members of the Church of Living Faith, a neighbor of the day care center, were rehearsing for their upcoming Christmas service at the time of the collison.

"We didn't hear anything because the music was loud, but we came out and we saw the red tape," said Juanita Shelby, a choir member. Shelby said the police told congregants that a shooter fired at a man driving a SUV who was riding with his son, who was shot in the head and died at the scene.

Eric Morgan, who owns the Wee Care Nursery School and Kindergarten, said he received a call from police about 9 p.m. He was told officials needed to shut off gas service at his business, Morgan said. When he arrived on the scene, he saw a taupe-colored SUV lodged into the day care's office, he said.

"(Police said) that an 11-year-old kid got shot and killed and his father was at the hospital," Morgan said. "It's very sad because I have three kids of my own, definitely I feel for the family."

The law enforcement source said the victims' relative who investigators were questioning may have been in the victims' vehicle at some point Friday night before the shooting.

Authorities could not provide a description of the gunman.

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