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Police release video showing unsolved shooting that killed 4-year-old


William Thornton


Chicago police have released a video in hopes of solving the mystery of who shot a four-year-old Alabama boy nearly two months ago in Chicago.

At the same time, a $25,000 reward is being offered in the case of Mychal “M.J.” Moultry Jr.

Shortly after arriving in Chicago Sept. 3 to celebrate Labor Day weekend, 4-year-old Mychal “MJ” Moultry Jr. was getting his hair braided when bullets shattered the large picture windows of a Woodlawn apartment, striking the Alabama boy in the head.

Three people got out of a vehicle on South Ellis about 9 p.m. and started shooting into the building. Two bullets when through the window, hitting M.J. in the head. He later died from his injuries on Sept. 5. Police said they recovered 27 spent shell casings from a .45-caliber handgun and a mini rifle.

On Saturday, police released a video showing what police believe to be the vehicle involved in the shooting, as well as someone exiting the car.

On Friday, Angela Gregg, the child’s mother, spoke at a news conference with Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, Chicago police Superintendent David Brown and street activist Andrew Holmes, according to The Chicago Tribune.

Gregg said she has been working with the mayor’s office and detectives, but they’ve told her they need more help from the community. Lightfoot said there are 34 unsolved murders involving children in the city.

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