RIVIERA BEACH, Fla. – Police in Florida is looking for the person who shot a bullet at a 7-year-old boy sleeping inside an apartment and killed him.
Riviera Beach police said at a news conference that the boy’s 28-year-old mother was injured in the early Wednesday shooting.
According to Police Chief Nathan Osgood, the shooting was intentional, but it’s unclear if the gunman was aware that there were children inside the apartment.
When the shots rang out early Wednesday, the boy’s name, another sibling, and their parents were all sleeping. According to investigators, the boy was shot several times, and his mother was shot at least once.
According to Osgood, the mother is recovering from her injuries.