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Funeral Set for Slain 9-Year-Old Boy

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    Funeral Set for Slain 9-Year-Old Boy

    Details have been released for 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee's funeral. According to the victim's mother Karla Lee, the ceremony will be held at St. Sabina Church, in Auburn-Gresham on Tuesday, Nov. 10 at 10 a.m. 

    The fourth grader was lured from a park into in an alleyway near his grandmother’s home in the city's Gresham neighborhood Monday afternoon where he was then murdered. 

    Police said Tyshawn was the latest victim of a war between two rival gangs, and he was “targeted” because of his father’s alleged gang ties. Tyshawn's father, however, denies being affiliated with any gang.

    Father Michael Pfleger, the activist pastor at St. Sabina, has been outspoken on Tyshawn's death. 

    Anyone who may have information about the incident is being asked to call (312) 747-8271.

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