Boy, 9, killed in drive-by shooting at a party for his grandma’s birthday

A tragic incident unfolded in Franklin Park, a Chicago suburb, as a 9-year-old boy lost his life in a drive-by shooting while playing outside during his grandmother’s 70th birthday celebration. The young victim, Ulysses Campos, was struck by gunfire from a moving car in a nearby alley. Despite being rushed to Loyola Hospital, Ulysses succumbed to a gunshot wound to the chest.

The authorities have a person of interest in custody, and a vehicle associated with the crime has been recovered. The motive behind the shooting remains unclear, leaving the community in shock and mourning the loss of a beloved child.

The incident occurred in Franklin Park, a suburb of Chicago, on Saturday night. According to local police, a gunman fired several shots from inside a moving car in a nearby alley. Ulysses was the only person struck by the gunfire. Despite being rushed to Loyola Hospital, he succumbed to a gunshot wound to the chest. The news channel WLS reported that Ulysses was attending the 70th birthday celebration when the shooting occurred.

Franklin Park police have taken a person of interest into custody in connection with the deadly drive-by shooting. However, the individual’s identity has not been disclosed as of Monday. Authorities later recovered a car believed to be associated with the crime in Leyden Township. While the investigation is ongoing, the police have assured the public that this was an isolated incident. Police stated that there is no immediate threat to the general public. It remains unclear whether Ulysses was the intended target of the shooting.

The community has come together to mourn the loss of Ulysses Campos, with a makeshift memorial of balloons, candles, and flowers growing near the scene of the tragedy. Ulysses’ family members, devastated by the loss, described him as a loving child who adored Batman and playing video games. In just two weeks, Ulysses would have celebrated his 10th birthday. A relative has started a GoFundMe page to support the family, affectionately referring to Ulysses as “Uly Bear” and highlighting his kindhearted and enthusiastic nature.