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Police: Boy, 8, shot and killed in Detroit

By The Associated Press

This article was published July 30, 2014 at 8:29 a.m.

DETROIT — An 8-year-old boy who was lying in bed early Wednesday died after a bullet fired from outside went through a home's wall and hit him, Detroit police said.

The child was struck about 1:15 a.m. Wednesday at his east-side home, and was taken to a hospital, where he died, police said. The boy's name wasn't released by police, but The Detroit News and Detroit Free Press identify him as Jakari Pearson.

Neighbors told WWJ-AM they heard about five shots. Several bullet holes were visible in the bricks and a window of an upstairs bedroom at the home. A superhero-themed bed sheet was on the porch.

Police Sgt. Michael Woody said investigators have a "good idea" of who they're looking for and are working to track that person down. Details about a suspect weren't immediately released,

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