CHICAGO – Police say a 15-year-old boy was fatally shot while helping his stepfather deliver newspapers in Chicago.
Investigators say a man in another vehicle pulled up to the car Sunday and opened fire, striking Brian Jasso in the head.
Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi says investigators are trying to determine if the boy’s death was a case of mistaken identity. The shooting happened in an area known for gang violence.
Chicago Tribune publisher and editor Bruce Dold says the newspaper is “saddened and stunned by the news.”
The boy’s stepdad is an independent contractor who delivers the Tribune and other newspapers.