9-year-old boy shot, killed while celebrating his grandmother’s birthday in Franklin Park

Ulysses Campos was playing with other kids near an alley when someone in a passing car fired shots, striking him in the chest. He later died at a hospital.

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A 9-year-old boy was killed Saturday night in a drive-by shooting at a birthday celebration for his grandmother in Franklin Park.

Ulysses Campos was playing with other kids near an alley about 10:15 p.m. in the 2800 block of Elder Lane when there was a “disturbance” in the alley and someone in a passing car fired four to six gunshots, Franklin Park police said.

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Ulysses was shot in the chest and was taken to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

No other injuries were reported.

A person of interest was taken into custody, and police found a car suspected to be involved in the shooting in Leyden Township, police said.

Authorities urge anyone with information about the shooting to contact Franklin Park police at (847) 678-2444.

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