Aiden Leos Bio, Wiki
Aiden Leos is a 6-year-old boy who was shot and killed during an apparent road rage incident on the 55 Freeway in Orange on Friday morning May 21st, and the gunman remains at large, California Highway Patrol officials said. The boy was sitting in a booster seat in the right rear passenger side of his mother’s car when he was struck by the gunfire on the northbound 55 near Chapman Avenue around 8 a.m., according to CHP Officer Florentino Olivera.
Family Members identified him in a GoFundMe Campaign
Family members identified him as Aiden Leos. A GoFundMe campaign was set up to raise funds for his family. Leos’ cousin, Alexis Cloonan, said his mother is “not doing well, because it’s every mother’s worst nightmare. She had to hold him while she was dying.”
Aiden Leos Died in the Orange Fire Department at Children’s Hospital Orange
He was transported by the Orange Fire Department to Children’s Hospital Orange County, where he died. “It’s unfortunate we lost a boy this morning. Our thoughts and prayers are with the mom and the family,” Olivera said. Investigators spoke with the boy’s mother, who was not injured, as they tried to piece together the events that led up to the deadly shooting.
A witness who had pulled over to the side of the freeway to help the mother told the Los Angeles Times it appeared a bullet had entered the vehicle through the left side of the trunk. “It went through the boy’s back,” Reyes Valdivia said.
Aiden Leos Mother’s Statement
The mother was “hysterical” as she pulled the little boy out of the vehicle after he had been shot, the witness recounted. An off-duty police officer stopped at the scene soon after and performed CPR on the child, Valdivia said.
CHP hasn’t released details about the road rage incident. Valdivia told the Times that the mother said she and her son were headed to school when a car cut her off as she tried to exit the carpool lane. She gestured to the two occupants — a man and a woman — and was exiting the lane when the gunfire erupted, according to Valdivia.
Olivera described the road rage incident as “isolated” and said it was unrelated to a string of more than 60 BB or pellet gun shootings that have been reported in Orange, Riverside, and Los Angeles counties in the past three weeks, mostly along the 91 Freeway.
The vehicle is believed to be a newer model white sedan, possibly a Volkswagen station wagon, but authorities do not have a detailed description of the car or suspect.