A sad and senseless shooting that claimed the life of an innocent toddler has left the Little Rock community heartbroken.
A senseless road rage incident that claimed the life of a toddler who was out shopping with his grandmother has Arkansas police on a manhunt for justice.
The Little Rock community was left heartbroken and searching for answers on Saturday evening as news of the disturbing attack surfaced. According to ABC News, the 3-year-old and his infant sibling were riding in the backseat of their grandmother Kim King-Macon’s car when she stopped at an intersection in a Little Rock neighborhood.
A man driving a black Chevy Impala reportedly then pulled up behind the woman and honked his horn, which prompted her to honk back. Little Rock Police Lt. Steven McClanahan says the man then got out of his vehicle and approached the grandmother’s car, where he opened fire.
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The toddler was struck at least once during the senseless gunfire, while the infant and the woman were left unharmed. The grandmother reportedly pulled into a nearby parking lot to call police for help. Paramedics arrived on the scene to rush the young boy to Arkansas Children’s Hospital, where he later died from his injuries.
The gunman, who police described as a tall African-American man, fled the scene and remained at large as of Monday morning. Little Rock Police are asking anyone with information regarding the shooting to contact them immediately.
$20,000 reward for the arrest & conviction of the individual(s) involved in this homicide. pic.twitter.com/o8p6W77Hi3— Little Rock Police (@LRpolice) December 18, 2016
While few additional details about the incredibly sad incident have been revealed, police did confirm that the suspect had no relationship of any kind to the grandmother or the children.
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