Kentucky police are looking for the person responsible for shooting a 7-year-old boy who was in his home, eating a snack at his kitchen table on Sunday.
According to Louisville Metro Police spokeswoman Lt. Emily McKinley, a fight apparently broke out on Sunday night, in a yard near the little boy’s home in Louisville. As the fight intensified, someone pulled out a gun and began shooting wildly. One of the bullets hit Dequante William Lamarr Hobbs Jr., 7. The coroner’s office said the young boy died from a gunshot wound to his head.
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Dequante’s mom and grandmother were at home when the bullet rang through the kitchen and hit him. They called 911 and operator instructed them to perform CPR on the little boy until medical help arrived. He was later pronounced dead at the hospital.
According to the Dequante’s mother, he was a big brother and loved to play basketball.
Although there are no suspects at this time, the case is under investigation and McKinley urges anyone involved to come forward. So far, authorities aren’t getting much cooperation from others in the neighborhood.
“Last night was absolutely horrible. Horrible for the family to go through, horrible for our officers. Horrible for everyone,” said McKinley. “If this doesn’t wake anybody up, then I don’t know what will.”
Dequante’s death, according to Governor Matt Bevin, marks the 49th homicide this year alone in Louisville.
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