RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Chesterfield County police say a child shot in the head before a Fourth of July fireworks display has died.
The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that the 7-year-old boy was walking with his father near a restaurant on the Swift Creek Reservoir where a crowd was gathering for a fireworks display Thursday night. The child fell to the ground, bleeding from the head. He was taken to VCU Medical Center, where he died Friday.
Lt. Randy Horowitz said police believe the gunshot wound was the result of someone shooting randomly into the air, not an intentional act. Police are trying to find the person who fired the round.
Police asked that anyone firing a gun, or who knows someone who was firing within five miles of the reservoir, to call 804-748-1251 or Crime Solvers at 804-748-0660 or www.crimesolvers.net .
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