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Illinois boy, 9, shot to death at grandmother’s birthday party: police

A 9-year-old boy was shot dead Saturday during his birthday party in Franklin Park, Illinois, police said.

Ulysses Campos was at his grandmother’s 70th birthday party when he was shot in the chest at about 10:15 p.m., NBC Chicago reported. He and other children were playing outside when someone in his car reportedly opened fire.

Campos’ family said the 9-year-old, who is two weeks away from his 10th birthday, loved Batman and video games. According to FOX 32 Chicago.

Around 10:15 pm on Saturday, Ulysses Campos was shot in the chest while attending his grandmother’s 70th birthday party. (FOX 32 Chicago)

“He was a kind and loving kid who loved playing video games with his cousins, had a creative imagination and was always full of excitement,” the family’s GoFundMe reads. rice field. “He is a beloved son, brother, grandson, nephew and cousin and will be missed forever.”

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A 9-year-old boy and other children were playing outside when the suspect was shot in the chest by the suspect who was in the car. (FOX 32 Chicago)

According to FOX 32, police have announced that a person of interest is in custody. Authorities did not specify if the person in custody was the suspected shooter or someone involved in the shooting.

Anyone with information about the shooting should call investigators at 847-678-2444.

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Police did not provide details on whether the person in custody was the suspected shooter or was involved in the shooting. (FOX 32 Chicago)

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Fox News Digital has reached out to the Franklin Park Village Police Department for more information, but has not yet received a response.

The Franklin Park Village Police Department is actively investigating the incident.

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