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9-year-old boy killed during drive-by shooting in Oklahoma City

KOCO Oklahoma City 10/5/2022
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A 9-year-old boy was shot and killed during a drive-by shooting in Oklahoma City.

Now, police are searching for the shooter and a family mourns the loss of their little boy. A neighborhood was left speechless after the boy was killed and a house was left covered in bullet holes.

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"It’s very tragic. It’s a cul-de-sac so everybody knows everybody, practically," said Rodney Harvey, a neighbor.

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Neighbors said it’s a tight-knit community where children play outside together.

"There’s kids down at the end of the street there and kids here and they all play," Harvey said.

This shooting wasn’t the first to happen in the neighborhood.

"A couple years ago, there was a drive-by at a corner house down there and a month ago, my kids saw a drive-by at house on the end of the street," Harvey said.

Police said the child was inside his house when he was hit by gunfire.

"He was transported by private vehicle, so somebody there at the house drove him to an area hospital where, unfortunately, he passed away," said Gary Knight of the Oklahoma City Police Department.

An investigation is underway to determine who the shooter is and why they did it.

"It doesn’t matter if there's cameras everywhere. If people have anything and they can share it, that'll help a lot," Harvey said.

Police said they’re now combing the cameras, hoping to find a picture of the shooter.

The neighbor is the man who called 911. He said what he saw was life-changing.

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