Correction posted below.
NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – Investigators say the gun used in the high profile execution of a Chicago boy was bought in New Mexico.
Chicago police say 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee was executed in 2015 by gang members to send a message to his father, a ranking member in a rival gang.
Court documents show the man who purchased the guns used in the killing sent money through a Walmart money transfer to someone in New Mexico to buy the guns.
The so-called “straw buyer” then mailed them to Chicago. The ATF and U.S. Attorney’s office here in New Mexico are not saying if they’re investigating the buyer here.
Correction: KRQE News 13 previously reported the guns were bout at Walmart. Though Walmart was used to transfer the money, it’s not clear where in New Mexico the guns were purchased.