Path Of Stray Bullet That Killed Va. Boy Narrowed

7:24 AM, Jul 16, 2013   |    comments
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CHESTERFIELD, Va. (AP) - Police say a stray bullet that killed a Chesterfield County boy likely was fired less than a mile away from the victim.

Chesterfield Capt. Chris Hensley tells media outlets that investigators are canvassing neighborhoods within a 5,000-foot radius from the site where the bullet struck 7-year-old Brendon Mackey.

The bullet hit 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.

Hensley says the bullet is believed to have been fired at a 55- to 70-degree angle and came almost straight down.

He says the search for the person who fired the gun will take time.

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