Headlines Today Breaking News: Gunmen Kill 11-Year-Old Texas Boy Sleeping At Home In Case Of Mistaken Identity, 22 Shots In Rapid Succession Fired
News Media: Gunmen Kill 11-Year-Old Texas Boy Sleeping At Home In Case Of Mistaken Identity, Single Father Grief-stricken
A single father raising seven children is grief-stricken after a drive-by shooting claimed the life of his 11-year-old son, Kamren Jones, who was sleeping. The incident took place on Sunday, June 9, 2019, when semi-automatic rifle fire riddled the Channelview, Texas, home with bullets, according to ABC-13 News.
According to a neighbour, they counted at least 22 shots in rapid succession. Some of the rounds ripped through a wall and into a bedroom where the boy and his other six siblings were sleeping. Kamren was the only one hit despite the barrage of gunfire. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
According to friends and family, the boy’s dad, Kenyatta Jones,, was not involved in any criminal activity and had only moved his family to the home a few months ago. Neighbours who spoke to Click2Houston, disclosed that the previous residents had engaged in suspicious and possibly criminal activity at the home. The authorities also suspect that the previous residents were the intended targets.
Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez issued a video statement on the department’s website regarding the tragedy. He wrote:
“This is a child. And these are cowards that shoot into a home. They could have killed and injured a lot more people… We’re going to do all we can to bring justice to this 11-year-old that lost his life this morning so tragically.”
“There was a lot of activity and possible criminal activity that had been going on in the home prior to that”.
Meanwhile, the police haven’t made any arrests and no suspects have been identified in the shooting. Kamren’s family have also started a GoFundMe campaign to help pay funeral costs. The campaign is titled “Kamren Jones Family Fund” and states:
“If anyone knows Kenyatta Jones and his story, you would know that he is a God-fearing man who has taken care of his seven kids with Love and Value. His fourth-born child Kamren was taken away too soon at the age of 11 from a drive-by shooting of mistaken identity. Any support will help. Thanks”
At press time, the campaign has raised $3,800, with a stated goal of $20K.
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