7-year-old boy in Mississippi dies after shot in drive-by

A 7-year-old child has died after being shot during a drive-by in Mississippi Wednesday afternoon. (Source: MGN)
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BROOKHAVEN, Miss. (WLBT) - A 7-year-old child has died after being shot during a drive-by in Mississippi Wednesday afternoon.

Brookhaven Police Chief Kenneth Collins says the shooting happened around 6 p.m. on 2457 Grant Road.

The child, another sibling and his father were inside the house when someone shot into the house multiple times with an assault-style weapon.

The child was flown to UMMC in Jackson where he died Thursday. Police say it appears he was shot with an assault weapon.

Officials are still searching for the suspect(s).

Chief Collins says the father of the child, other family members, and members of the community have been interviewed, but are not fully cooperating with police.

This is an active investigation.

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