7-Year-Old Hamilton Boy Was Shot Twice Through A Window In His Home Last Night
He was taken to the hospital.
An investigation is underway after a 7-year-old boy was shot while inside his own home. Police were called to the scene at around 8 p.m. on Thursday night and it has been reported that the attack came from someone on the street outside. The Hamilton boy shot by an unknown assailant was sent to the hospital and is expected to make a full recovery.
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The incident happened on Gordon Street, in Hamilton, near Barton Street East and Gage Avenue North.
It is still unclear if the attack was targeted or not, but Global News has reported that the suspect had fired shots into the main floor of the house.
Nobody else was injured but the 7-year-old, who suffered two gunshot wounds. It was reported that he was shot in his left hand and in his abdomen, according to CP24.
Narcity reached out to Hamilton Police for any more info, but they "are still sorting out information at this time."
The boy's neighbour, who is also unnamed, spoke with CP24 and said that he heard the two gunshots followed by the child's mom screaming.
When he came to help, he said he "walked through the front door and her son was laying on the floor at the end of the hallway. He had two gunshot wounds, one to the lower left abdomen and one to the left hand.”
The neighbour claimed that the boy kept on asking him if he was going to die.
There are no known suspects at this time, but the police are still conducting an investigation.
The boy has since been taken to hospital and is expected to make a recovery from his injuries.
This is Hamilton's first shooting victim of the year, according to police.
Police are asking anyone with information to come forward.
“This is a time when our community has to stop and understand what the proliferation of guns are doing in our community,” Deputy Chief Frank Bergen told CP24.
This isn't the first time this month that a younger child has been in the middle of gun violence.
Earlier this week, awas killed after a stray bullet struck him in Toronto.