LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Two days after a stray bullet struck a 7-year-old Kentucky boy as he ate cake at his kitchen table, Louisville police are pleading for help in tracking down the child’s killer.
Police Detective Stephen Snider asked that witnesses to the gunfire that killed Dequante Hobbs Jr. come forward. Snider said Tuesday that investigators have conducted several interviews, but says there are “many unanswered questions.”
The boy was playing on his iPad and eating a bedtime snack when the bullet smashed through a window and struck him in the head Sunday night.
His death comes amid struggles to overcome Louisville’s record-setting homicide rate last year. Police say the boy’s death was the 49th homicide investigated in Louisville this year.
A balloon release was planned later Tuesday where Dequante was shot.
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