Tip Line: 574-344-5557 | news57@abc57.com

Sleeping 8-year-old killed by gunfire in Ohio

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio. – Ohio police are looking for the shooter who killed an 8-year-old boy with a stray bullet.

Police say the bullet hit the boy in the head while he was asleep at home in an apartment complex in Youngstown.

A coroner ruled the boy's death a homicide. Police plan to question 21-year-old Shawn Ramone Wilson in connection with the case.

"We don't believe that the 8-year-old boy who was killed was the intended target, nor do we believe that the apartment he was in was the intended target," said Capt. Mark Milstead.

Wilson has not been named a suspect. Right now police are only looking for him.

Police say shell casings, found at the scene are from an assault weapon similar to an AK-47. 

Share this article: