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A 5-year-old boy was killed Sunday night after Denison Police say someone fired multiple rounds into a home.
Lt. Mike Eppler said officers were dispatched to a home in the 1700 block of West Elm Street shortly after 11 p.m. Sunday after receiving a report of a shooting at the residence.
“We got there and there had been several shots fired at the house,” Eppler said. “(They) had an 11-year-old and a 5-year-old inside the house that were hit.”
Eppler said the 11-year-old boy was taken by air ambulance to a Dallas-area hospital, where he was placed in an intensive care unit and listed in stable condition Monday morning. The 5-year-old boy was taken to Texoma Medical Center where he later died. Several other people were inside the home when the shooting began, but Eppler did not elaborate on their relationships to the victims.
The Denison Police lieutenant said the suspect or suspects fled the scene before officers arrived, but it was still unclear whether they left on foot or in a vehicle. Citing the ongoing investigation, Eppler said he could not comment on a potential motive for the shooting, describe the weapon used or say how many shots were fired at the home. The Texas Rangers are assisting in the investigation.
“We’re following up on leads and, of course, gathering information as the investigation goes on,” Eppler said. “But so far, we have no arrests.”
Anyone with information regarding the case is asked to contact the Denison Police Department at 903-465-2422.