ATLANTA -- A grieving family hopes police will be able to tell them what led to the shooting death of 10-year-old Sincere Jordan Tuesday afternoon.
Jordan was killed while visiting a friend, according to Jordan's aunt, at the Rolling Bends Apartments on Etheridge Drive, NW. Officers found Jordan inside the apartment, and his aunt said that he had been shot in the head.
His aunt, Tedra Jordan, said Sincere turned 10 just a month ago, on June 3. Tedra is Sincere's mother Marquita Jordan's sister.
“He was a nice, respectful, little young boy,” who loved football and loved school, Tedra said. And he made his school's honor roll at the end of the school year.
But early in the afternoon of this 4th of July, with firecrackers popping all around the apartment complex, neighbors never noticed the sound of the single gunshot coming from the apartment where Sincere was visiting his friend.
Sincere and his family live in the same complex. Tedra believes that when he walked to the apartment to visit, he and his friends were handling a gun without adults present, and it fired accidentally. Tedra said the family wants to know where the adults were who were supposed to be supervising the children.
Police still aren’t sure what exactly happened, but said there were four children inside the residence at the time of the shooting.
“This is devastating," Tedra said, "to know that my nephew which is my sister’s son is taken away from her.”
Sincere was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital and was declared dead after he arrived.