chicago gang violence

Pierre Stokes, 25, was charged with three felony counts of aggravated battery for a shooting on March 8.

Police say the child was targeted because of his father's gang ties and a string of shootings between rival gangs. A basketball the boy often carried to and from school was found near his body.

Seven-year-old Amari Brown was among the victims of ten fatal shootings in Chicago over the long Fourth of July weekend, which saw 64 shootings in total,…