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CHICAGO HEIGHTS, Ill. (CBS) — There was an overwhelming turnout Tuesday night for Gio Leon, a little boy who was killed after he chased a ball into the street in south suburban Chicago Heights recently.
Gio’s heartbroken mother and family members tried everything to hold themselves together at the vigil.
The 7-year-old died this weekend, after he ran into the street outside Bloom High School in Chicago Heights. He was hit by a car.
A family friend said police interviewed the driver, but as of Tuesday night, there were no charges.
Neighbors, coaches, teachers, and classmates all came out to light a candle and lay a flower.
A GoFundMe has raised more than $23,000 to help Gio’s family.
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