Services set for 9-year-old killed last week in Grand Crossing

Antonio Smith / Family photo

Antonio Smith / Family photo

Chicago Sun-Times

Funeral arrangements have been set for a 9-year-old boy found fatally shot last week in the Grand Crossing neighborhood.

Chicago Police found Antonio Smith, who had been shot multiple times, behind a home Wednesday in the 1200 block of East 71st Street. He was later pronounced dead at University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Smith’s visitation has been set for 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday at Calahan Funeral Home at 7030 S. Halsted St. Another visitation has also been scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, to be followed by his funeral at 11 a.m. Saturday at Evening Star Baptist Church at 2050 W. 59th St.

No suspects have been taken into custody in connection with the boy’s death, according to Chicago Police.

The Rev. Michael Pfleger, pastor of St. Sabina Parish, announced a reward last week for information leading to the arrest of the boy’s killer; donations have pushed the total reward $13,500.

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