5-year-old boy shot last week in Rogers Park dies from injuries

A 5-year-old boy has died after being shot in the head in Chicago's Rogers Park neighborhood on Sunday.

Devin McGregor was in the hospital in critical condition this week following the shooting. Community activist Andrew Homes confirmed Friday morning that the boy died from his injuries. 

Devin McGregor | Courtesy of the victim's family and ChitownCrimeChasers

Devin was shot in the head and was taken to Lurie Children’s Hospital in critical condition. He died around 8:05 p.m. Thursday, police said.


Chicago police said the boy was being buckled into a car seat by his mother in the 7600 block of North Paulina Street around 5 p.m. when someone in a black sedan opened fire.

McGregor's father, 25, was also shot in the hand and shoulder. He was taken to St. Francis Hospital in good condition. 

The boy's grandfather said Devin was saying goodbye to his father before his mother was going to drive him home, then somebody pulled up in a car and started shooting. 

Devin McGregor | Courtesy of the victim's family and ChitownCrimeChasers

"My daughter tried to pull out," Sargent said outside Lurie Children’s Hospital. "She looked in her rearview mirror and that’s when she looked back and she saw my grandson shot, trying to breathe. She took him out of the seat and put him in the seat with her and then drove him to the hospital."

Sargent said his grandson had just started kindergarten at Willard Elementary School in Evanston.

"All these kids want to do is go to school and play and they can’t even do that," Tervalon Sargent said. "Then that’s messed up. They can’t even do that and it just keeps happening. It just keeps happening. We got to do something. We got to do something. We got to do something."

No one is in custody at this time. 

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.