Florida boy fatally shot walking home from birthday

DANIA BEACH, Fla. – Authorities say an 8-year-old boy was fatally shot while walking home from a birthday party near his South Florida home.

Broward Sheriff’s spokeswoman Veda Coleman-Wright tells local news outlets the shooting happened Wednesday evening in Dania Beach, adding two of the boy’s adult nieces and nephews were also shot. They were taken to hospitals and their conditions were not available early Thursday.

Coleman-Wright says that it was the fourth shooting in the neighborhood since Christmas and added representatives is of the opinion that two of the previous incidents may be related to this.

Television stations report that the child’s grandmother collapsed behind the crime scene tape, when she arrived shortly after the shooting.

No arrests were reported and further details were not immediately available. The researchers appeal to anyone with information about the shooting to contact them.

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