Boswell Family

Family Organizes Outreach To End Gun Violence

Journal Staff Report

Patrick Boswell of Des Plaines was the victim of a tragic shooting in January 2015. Now, his family is working to share his story in an effort to stop gun violence through a new non-profit group, “Patrick Lives On...To End Gun Violence.”

Then a 14-year-old eighth grader at Iroquois Community School, Boswell was found shot to the death between two apartment buildings near Allstate Arena in Rosemont on Jan. 3, 2015. Police at the time called it “an isolated incident between rival gang members.”


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