7-Year-Old Boy Killed by Stray Bullet While Playing in Bedroom

7-Year-Old Boy Tragically Killed by Stray Bullet While Playing in Bedroom

A 7-year-old boy was killed by a stray bullet in Forest Park, Georgia. On Saturday, April 11, Gabriel Vasquez was playing in his bedroom when he was struck by a bullet that was fired from outside his home.

Gabriel’s family set up a GoFundMe page to raise money for funeral expenses. Maria Vasquez wrote on the page, “Gabriel was 7 years old and was a very happy boy. Gabriel has left a big gap in his family. This family needs your support.”

Gabriel and an 18-year-old male were both shot after a fight broke out near the boy’s home.

7-Year-Old Boy Killed by Stray Bullet While Playing in Bedroom

Clayton County Police responded to a ‘shots fired’ call at 5:40 PM on Saturday, the Clayton News-Daily reports. After arriving at the scene, officers discovered that shots had erupted after an 18-year-old male and a group of other men got into a fight. The unidentified men involved in the shooting left in a white sedan.

The 18-year-old was also shot and was transported to a local hospital for treatment. Clayton County police said the shooting “while unfortunate, was not random,” the News-Daily reports.

YOU MIGHT ALSO BE INTERESTED IN: A Mom Killed Herself and Her 6-Year-Old Son by Setting a House Fire, and Now the Boy’s Father Is Suing the Psychiatric Hospital That Allegedly Released Her Early

The GoFundMe page raised double its goal for Gabriel’s funeral.

7-Year-Old Boy Killed by Stray Bullet While Playing in Bedroom

Initially, the GoFundMe page had set the goal of $5,000 to help cover funeral expenses. The effort raised a total of $11,652 more than twice the goal. The page has since been closed.

Unfortunately, it’s not clear whether the Clayton County Police have pressed charges. They’ve not released any names of persons of interest involved in the shooting.

We hope justice can be served for Gabriel Vasquez, who is remembered as a “very happy boy.”

About Mamas Uncut

Mamas Uncut is the place for moms online. We cover the latest news around motherhood and parenting, plus entertainment news as well – all with a mom-focused twist. Looking for parenting advice? We have plenty of it, all for moms, from moms. Our mission is focused solely on empowering moms and moms-to-be with the knowledge and answers they’re looking for. We don’t stop there though, we have expert advice on a range of topics, and all of our categories get updated multiple times a day, so if there’s one website for moms you need to bookmark, it’s Mamas Uncut. We cover it all, from the latest and trendiest baby names, in the US and all over the world, to advice for moms in the workplace, or mom to mom advice on balancing it all. Looking for an answer to a specific question you’ve have? Head over to our new answers section, where you can ask questions on a nearly endless amount of topics, and you’ll get answers fast – really fast. Mamas Uncut is more than just the place for moms, it’s the community of moms – all here to help, make friends, and more. Not sure where to start? Take a look at one of our key topic areas like Pregnancy or Relationships – if you’re looking for advice on a specific topic, there’s a pretty good chance that we’ve already written on it (a few times), or that it’s within our answers section. If you don’t have time to read the site every day, we also have a newsletter that you can control how often you want to receive – that way we send all of the must-see content for moms directly to your inbox – it’s that easy. So go ahead and take a look around, ask a question, or just keep reading, we’re glad you’re here.

Leave a Comment