13-year-old Chicago teen shot and killed while filming fight sparked by Facebook post
A 13-year-old Chicago teen was shot and killed as he recorded a fight between his older sisters and members of a neighborhood gang, the Chicago Tribune reports.
Anthony Diaz was not even supposed to be involved in the fight that began on Facebook, his sister Jennifer Sosa told ABC 7.
“She was dissing our gang [on Facebook]. We came, we fought. They just got out of hand. They jumped all of us and they ended up shooting my brother,” Sosa said.
According to witnesses, Diaz was filming the fight between his sisters and members of a local gang when an unknown shooter walked up to him and fired at point blank range. The shooter then stood over Diaz and fired at least three more shots.
Diaz was pronounced dead at 11:28 p.m. last night.
His stepfather, an evangelical preacher named Ralph Otero, told the Tribune that his family had “just moved there in November — better area, better area for the kids and better atmosphere.”
He said his stepson “had good grades. He never gave us any headaches. He was not a troubled kid.”
Police said that Diaz did record the altercation between his sisters and their rivals, but declined to say whether that recording contained evidence that could help identify the person who murdered him.
Watch an ABC 7 Eyewitness News report on the shooting below.