Fourth-grader who aspired to play football
He was a fourth-grade student who attended Chavez Elementary School in Madera, California. He aspired to play football one day.
“He was a kind, loving little boy,” Veronica San Juan, his mother, told abc30. “He always gave what he had if someone needed it.”
Leonardo Morales, 9, was riding with his father on Feb. 18, 2018, when someone pulled up on Tozar Street and fired shots into their car, hitting the boy several times. He was rushed to his mom’s house and then to Madera Community Hospital, where he died.