Florida 7-year-old shot while sleeping in home, mother injured

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Florida 7-year-old shot while sleeping in home, mother injured

A double shooting near West Palm Beach, Fla. left a 7-year-old boy dead.

The child’s mother was also injured when at least one shooter opened fire at the Riviera Beach home where the family was sleeping early Wednesday morning, according to WPTV.

The young victim’s father and another child inside the home were not injured, police told the local station.

The mother, 28-year-old Addiscia Ball, is in stable condition, according to the report.

Her son, whose name has not been released, died at the hospital after reportedly being shot multiple times.

Facebook friends of the injured woman, whose profile states she is originally from Jamaica, posted well wishes on Wednesday.

“I pray that God be with you and help you pull through and give you strength,” one person wrote.

In 2014, Ball held vigil for a close friend whose toddler was shot and killed while sitting in a car in West Palm Beach, according to the Sun Sentinel.

“After we get through the grieving stage, we want justice,” Ball told the paper at the time. “Somebody has to be [held] responsible for this 18-month-old child dying.”

No suspects have been arrested, and the motive for the attack is unclear, the station said.



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