Aiden Leos was killed on Friday morning in what authorities believe was instigated by road rage while being driven by his mother to school. A GoFundMe was created which raised more than $ 130,000 for the family.
They spoke at a press conference asking anyone who knows to come forward. Her sister emotionally pleaded for people to come forward.
“Please help us find the people who did this to my little brother. He is only six years old and he was so nice. He was a very loving boy, so help us find out who did this to him. he told reporters. She said her mother had to “hold her baby boy as he died, so she is very distraught at the moment.”
Aiden’s uncle, John Cloonan, also addressed the media, saying: “You can tell it was a cowardly way to do it because they shot him in the back pretty much.” .
“You have no idea what you took from us today. You took her son, her boy. This boy was full of love, joy and laughter. he said.
“I hope someone knows something and whoever has done this, I hope you can see what you have done to this family. Not that it matters a lot now because my nephew is dead. We’re never going to be full again. He continued.
He described how Ms. Cloonan “coalesced on the right side to get away from the person, and as you can see if you go online and look at the photos, there’s a bullet fired into the trunk that went through the trunk. and just through my nephew. “
The tragic murder happened at around 8:10 a.m., as Aiden’s mother, Joanna Cloonan, drove him to his kindergarten class at Calvary Yorba Linda Chapel. Ms Cloonan motioned to a driver who cut her off, as she turned her body to the right, a gunman, believed to be a passenger in the other car, shot the car, which hit Aiden.
“Mom, my stomach hurts,” Aiden reportedly said.
After parking the car, Ms. Cloonan pulled him out of the car and an off-duty officer performed CPR on the boy, until an ambulance arrived. Aiden was pronounced dead in Orange County hospital
Police are looking for the suspects, believed to be a man, the gunman and the woman, the driver of the white Volkswagen.
A spokesperson for California Highway Patrol told the Orange County Register that they were working day and night to find them and looking for dashcam footage of passing cars.
The names of the suspects have not been released and police describe it as “an isolated incident of road rage”.