Stray Bullet Kills Child During NYE Church Service

12:29 AM, Jan 2, 2010   |    comments
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DECATUR -- A 4-year old boy was shot and killed by a stray bullet while attending a New Years Eve church service with his mother. 

The incident happened around 12:30 a.m. at the Prophecy of God Church located in the 3300 block of Covington Drive. A bullet, fired from outside, came through the ceiling of the church and struck the boy in the head.  He was rushed to the hospital where he later died.

The child has been identified as 4-year old Marquel Peters. 

Dekalb County Police are investigating the shooting. They currently have no suspects or leads. 



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