The blasts, heard blocks away, interrupted a warm summer evening that had drawn children out onto their neighborhood blocks Wednesday.
In the 11500 block of South Perry Avenue in West Pullman, neighbors said they watched in horror as a gunman pumped bullet after bullet into a 13-year-old boy who was already down on the street.
And this morning, a stricken mother made frantic calls to loved ones, asking them to come be with her as she tried to adjust to her new world.
“I’m not going to see my baby no more,” Theresa Lumpkin cried. “How soon can you get here? Try to get into Chicago.”
Lumpkin’s son, Robert Freeman Jr., was shot and killed Wednesday in what family and neighbors say was likely a case of mistaken identity. No one was in custody as of late Thursday afternoon.
Police sources said it appeared the boy was mistakenly targeted.
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