Handgun Likely Fired Bullet that Killed Va. Boy

By: Virginia AP Email
By: Virginia AP Email

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Police believe a handgun fired a stray bullet that killed a 7-year-old boy in Chesterfield County.

Chesterfield County police told media outlets on Monday that the bullet is of a caliber that's typically fired from a handgun.

Police continue to search for the person who fired the gun.

The bullet struck Brendon Mackey on the top of his head as he walked with his father to a July 4 fireworks display at Swift Creek Reservoir. The boy died the next day.

Police believe the shot was fired randomly into the air, not and intentional act.

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