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Tyshawn Lee, 9, was lured into a Chicago alley and reportedly executed Monday afternoon because of his father’s gang ties. The callous killing comes at the height of the crime epidemic in Chicago. The community is reeling.

Celebs have taken to social media to express outrage over the senseless violence that plagues Chicago neighborhoods.

Jada Pinkett Smith penned a lengthy note on on Facebook:

While other celebs have flooded Twitter with their condolences:

Tyshawn’s death coincides with the trailer release of Spike Lee’s controversial film Chiraq that explores gun violence in the windy city.

Whatever the solution is, we need to reach it fast.


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