CPD investigates fatal shooting of 9-year-old boy in Far South Side home


CHICAGO — A 9-year-old boy was shot and killed inside a Washington Heights neighborhood Sunday evening.

Jarvis M. Watts was identified by the medical examiner’s office as the 9-year-old boy who was fatally shot multiple times at a home in the 9400 block of South Wallace Street.

Sources told WGN that the boy was shot multiple times and police said there were multiple other children and family members present during the incident.

According to the police, the child was transported to Comer’s Childrens Hospital in critical condition where he was later pronounced dead.

It is still unclear who triggered the firearm and what the incident entailed. A firearm has not been recovered yet.

Community activist Andrew Holmes stressed the importance of taking measures to shield children from guns.

“I don’t care if you have a conceal and carry, carry that gun out of your house, away from these children. Our children are the ones being affected. Some can cause permeant damage, possibly losing their life.”

Police are interviewing others who were present in the home during the incident and no arrests have been made.

No other information is available at this time.

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