Police in the US have launched a manhunt after a six-year-old boy was fatally shot through his bedroom window while playing on his bed in Lynchburg, Virginia.
The unidentified individuals were captured on CCTV on Monday (May 1 )firing through the bedroom window before fleeing on foot.
Six-year-old Kingston Cambell was pronounced dead at the scene, as police launch a manhunt to catch his killers.
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Mum Shay Fowler said in a statement that Kingston’s young sisters were with him when the “senseless shooting” occurred.
Paying tribute to her son, Ms Fowler said: “He was my weakness. My only son. My youngest child. I will never be the same again".
According to the Daily Mail, the horrifying footage appears to come from the property across the street from the home.
The video shows crackles of gunfire towards the property before quickly making off on foot.
Members of the community have hit out at the assailants, claiming the incident has left them “frustrated” and “frightened”.
Antonio Davis, a board member with One Community One Voice, said such a shooting “could happen right beside anybody in the community.”
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Shawn Hunter, the president of local anti-violence group Peacemakers, said the killing should mark a turning point for the community.
“Everybody is feeling this. We have a duty as parents because what is being seen out in the streets is coming from inside the home,” Hunter told the publication.
“We got a lot of work to do because everybody is tired of this.”
Speaking to local TV station WWYNTV, Kingston’s stepfather Hugh Oulds said he is heartbroken and doesn’t know how to keep going.
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He said: “I'm still trying to figure out what I'm going to do tomorrow whenever I go to sleep and I don't hear him say my name.
“Or when I come through the house and he's not there to ask me to turn on Fortnite.”
In a released statement, Lynchburg police called Kingston's death a 'senseless tragedy stemming from a violent criminal act that has no place in our community.'
Police attempted to reassure the public on Tuesday (May 2) that there is no active threat to them.
No arrests have been made at this time and police urged anyone with information on the killing to come forward.
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