Rogers Park shooting: Devin McGregor, 5, father shot dead in the 7600 block of North Paulina Street, Chicago Police Department says

CHICAGO (WLS) — A young boy’s grandfather was understandably emotional on Sunday night.

Tervalon Sargent said his 5-year-old grandson was only three days away from his first year of school and instead of preparing him for his first full week, his family prayed and hoped doctors could save him.

“All I want my little man to do…he has to fight because we need him,” Sargent said.

He tried to console his daughter while trying to hold on himself.

“I’m heartbroken. I’m crushed. I mean, my grandson,” Sargent said.

Devin McGregor was shot in the head in the 7600 block of North Paulina Avenue in the Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago.

“They were saying goodbye. They were going home so he could get ready to go to school,” Sargent said. “They went to his father and someone stopped and started shooting.”

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Sargent said the boy’s father, whom Chicago police identified as a 25-year-old man, was shot in the hand and shoulder when someone inside a black Hyundai began to drive. shoot just after 6 p.m.

Community activists are fed up with what they’ve called a “Chicago children’s crisis.”

“The frustrating thing is that an individual knows who discharged that gun on those children and won’t say anything. Those of you who have surveillance footage, help us. Give us that information,” said Andrew Holmes.

Sargent said his daughter drove the father and son to St. Francis Hospital before the boy was taken to Lurie Children’s Hospital.

“My daughter was literally pulling back, looked in the rearview mirror and she saw my grandson trying to breathe or whatever, and she got them out of the seat and put them in the front with her,” a- he declared.

Now, instead of getting him ready for school, Sargent and his daughter prayed for the child to get through the night.

“All these kids want to do is go to school and play and they can’t even do that. So it’s messed up. They can’t even do that and it keeps happening. It keeps happening. to happen. We have to do something. We have to do something. We have to do something,” Sargent said.

Chicago police said so far, no one is in custody. McGregor became the twelfth minor shot in the city since last Monday.

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