Prayer vigil for 3 year old killed in West Lawn shooting

CHICAGO — The West Lawn congregation gathered for a balloon release and prayer vigil in honor of a three-year-old boy who was shot dead while riding in a car with his mother Friday night.

Mateo Zastro’s mother told gatherers Monday she would not rest until police arrested her son’s killer.

Police said 3-year-old Mateo was in the back seat of a car while his mother was driving at Block 4400 of West Marquette Road around 8:40pm on Friday when someone in a red sedan fired shots into the vehicle.

Mateo was shot in the head and transported to Advocate Christ Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

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Three other children were in the vehicle but were unharmed in the shooting.

An investigation is underway. Authorities are offering a $7,000 reward for information leading to an arrest. Prayer vigil for 3 year old killed in West Lawn shooting

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