This four-year-old boy has died after being hit by a rock in the head thrown by thugs trying to rob and his parents as they travelled back from a family trip the watch the tragic youngster playing football.
The youngster, named in reports as Liam Flores, was travelling on a motorbike with his parents as they returned from him playing a football match in the city of Rosario, in the northern Argentine province of Santa Fe, when a gang of thugs reportedly began hurling stones at them.
The father reportedly manoeuvred the bike to avoid the robbery but one of the stones hit his son’s head.
He suffered a serious brain injury and was taken to the Gamen de Villa Gobernador Galvez Hospital before being transferred to the Vilela Hospital where he was treated in the intensive care unit for three days before dying.
Prosecutor Georgina Pairola of the Homicide Unit is in charge of the investigations.
The victim’s aunt, who has not been named in reports said he was “an innocent angel” and called for justice to be done.
She said: “I want to set up cameras, more lights, more police. I want those people who hurt my nephew to pay for what they did. Today it was Liam, but tomorrow another person could be (a victim)”.
Football club Union y Fuerza where the victim played shared a touching message on social media, saying: “Today we cry for your departure. Heaven has gained another little angle. Even though you had too little time on this earth you will always be in our hearts and thoughts Liam. We send hugs to your family. Rest in peace.”
The investigation is ongoing and no arrests have been reported.
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