Six-year-old Aiden Leos was strapped into his booster seat in his mother’s vehicle, as she drove him to kindergarten when a white sedan cut her off. Aiden’s mom responded by giving the driver of the white sedan the middle finger. The 6-year-old boy, with his entire life before him, was pronounced dead at the Children’s Hospital Orange County, CA, thanks to a horrible road rage incident that should never have happened.
Fox 11 reports – The family of 6-year-old Aiden Leos is pleading for information and for the suspects involved in an apparent road rage incident in the city of Orange Friday morning to come forward.
The incident happened on the 55 freeway near Chapman at around 8 a.m.
Aiden and his mom were on the freeway, heading to take Aiden to school when his mom told CHP officers that a female driver cut her off. The mom said she tried to drive around the car, and that’s when she heard a single gunshot.
Daily Mail reports – As she moved over to her right, a gunman, possibly sitting in the passenger seat of the suspect’s car, suddenly fired into Aiden’s vehicle, striking the boy in the back.
‘Mommy my tummy hurts!’ the youngster is said to have cried out.
After pulling over to the side of the road, Aiden’s mother picked him up and cradled him in her arms until an off-duty police officer stopped to perform CPR and paramedics arrived on the scene.
‘Please help us find the people that did this to my little brother. He’s only six and he was so sweet. He was a very loving boy so please help us find who did this to him,’ Alexis pleaded through tears.
‘[My mom] had to hold her little boy as he died so she is very distraught right now,’ Alexis explained.
‘He was a rare toddler. I just loved having him in my life,’ she said as she paid tribute to the kindergartener who would often come to her room to tell her that he loved her.
A family is asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspects who shot and killed 6-year-old Aiden. The little boy was with his mother, driving to school on the 55 freeway in Orange, when they were shot at during an apparent road rage incident. https://t.co/Sr1hYV5n88 pic.twitter.com/fVvfNkfZl6
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A GoFundMe page set up for Aiden’s mother and to help with her child’s burial costs has so far managed to raise $18,000.
Aiden was pronounced dead at Children’s Hospital Orange County.
‘If your vehicle has a dashcam, we’re asking you, please call our CHP office in Santa Ana, provide that video,’ Olivera said.
‘If you were driving by, you saw something that was not right, call it in – even if it wasn’t something major – call our office. We want to hear from witnesses.’