Boy's last words to mum after being shot in road rage attack

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The sister of a six-year-old boy who was shot dead during a road rage incident has revealed his final words to his mum.

Six-year-old Aiden Leos was killed by another motorist while sitting in the back of his mother's car on Friday (local time) in California as they were driving along the freeway.

"There was road rage on the freeway and someone pulled out a gun and shot my little brother in the stomach, and he said, 'Mummy, my tummy hurts,'" Alexis Cloonan, Aiden's sister, said, according to KABC.

"So she went and she picked him up and he was bleeding on her, she had blood on her clothes.  

"And then he started turning blue, and that's when the ambulance took him. And that's the last time my mum saw him alive."

Aiden Leo with his family
Six-year-old Aiden Leo was shot and killed while in the backseat of his mother's car. Source: GoFundMe

A GoFundMe has been set up to help Aiden's mother pay for his funeral, replace her car and cover her living expenses while she's not working.

The fundraiser claims the shooter, who is reportedly still at large, was aiming for his mother.

People who pulled over to help following the shooting told NBC Los Angeles they saw Aiden's mum cradling him.

The bullets struck her truck and hit Aiden when she tried to exit the freeway, it has been reported.

The scene of the shooting on the 55 Freeway.
The shooting happened on 55 Freeway in California. Source: ABC7

Among those who were at the scene following the shooting was an off-duty police officer who tried to perform CPR on Aiden until paramedics arrived at the scene.

Aiden died in hospital.

Police have not confirmed the motive of the shooting.

Officer Florentino Olivera from the California Highway Patrol urged witnesses to come forward with any information they might have.

CNN reported authorities are looking for a white sedan and are hoping to speak to anyone who was driving northbound along the 55 Freeway between Chapman Avenue and the 22 Freeway between 7.55 and 8.15am (local time) on Friday.

Aiden Leo
The person who shot Aiden Leo has not been apprehended by police. Source: ABC7

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