CLEARING — An emotional Mayor Rahm Emanuel Tuesday said the person responsible for killing 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee "is not a human being."
"Because when you do what you’ve done to a 9-year-old there is a place for you and there is no humanity in that place," Emanuel said.
Emanuel's comments came at event announcing a new hotel near Midway Airport as mourners remembered the little boy, slain on Monday, just a few miles away in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood on the city's South Side.
"I believe fundamentally in the goodness of human nature, but there is evil in the world and whoever did this, there is a special place for them. I hope they never see freedom. I hope they never see daylight," he said.
Emanuel said police were following a number of leads in the case, and he once again put out the call for anyone with information about the shooter to come forward — but not for the $11,000 reward that's being offered.
"I think anybody who knows who this is … you don’t have a financial reward, you have a moral responsibility," he said.
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