Boy, 13, shot to death over Facebook post

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CHICAGO –A teenage boy was shot and killed while recording a fight on his cell phone.

Chicago Police say Anthony Diaz, 13, was shot multiple times just after 10:30 p.m. Sunday in the Belmont Central neighborhood.

Diaz’ stepfather, Ralph Otero, says the teen snuck out of the house with his sisters, ages 15 and 17, because they wanted to confront someone about a post on Facebook.

Otero says five minutes later Diaz was shot.

Police say someone shot him in the side and at least one of the bullets exited through his chest.

Officers found four shell casings at the scene.

No arrests have been made.

Otero says his stepson was not a member of a gang and was a good kid who loved basketball.

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10 comments

  • TheFoundingFathers

    You can tell there was definitely a lack of parenting here. All 3 children sneaking out to start trouble because of some bullshit Facebook crap!

    • Uri Khunt

      They should probably shut down schools too, don’t you think? I mean they failed at teaching you things like proper spelling, using ellipses, and accurate grammar.

  • Stacy Williams

    It is sad these days, more and more children get hurt or even killed, especially over something so stupid. This child didn’t deserve to die. Why the parents didn’t monitor the children more closely is beyond me. I hope and pray they find the killer and lock that person up and throw away the key. My prayers and thoughts with the family.

  • Parent

    This is so sad.
    Facebook seems to be involved with a lot of trouble between people.
    It can’t really be Facebook’s fault anymore than the weapon’s fault yet people tend to blame both rather than the real issues that need to be taught, respect for others, education, responsibility, morality and upbringing.
    Mayor Bloomberg said something last week I can’t believe ( and disagree with ) that doesn’t not address the problem of our children being killed or how to help them but instead pushes his anti-gun agenda. Much like the NRA is often blamed for street crimes with illegal guns.
    Until we address the real problems these tragic events won’t stop.

    Here’s a link to Bloomberg’s speech- unbelievable!

    http://www.bizpacreview.com/2015/02/08/gun-grabbing-bloomberg-minorities-cant-handle-guns-so-disarm-everybody-178390

  • Christine

    Very sad. I know parents cannot monitor their children’s every move and if kids want to get out, they will do so. You think your kids in their rooms or in bed or whatever and they are not. It says it only took 5 minutes. A lot can happen in a short 5 minutes. The girls will forever bear this burden of having their little brother go out with them. So sad for the parents. My heart goes out to you and I pray that those who did the shooting are caught and sentenced.