A 12-year-old boy was shot and killed after he came out of his father's workplace Friday night, police say.
The father, who also went outside when the gunfire started, discovered the boy was wounded when they retreated into his store, and medics found the youth unresponsive, police said. When they backpedaled inside, the 40-year-old man at that point understood that his child had been shot in the middle. The boy died from the gunshot wound, police said.
The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office announced late Friday that the 15-year-old was stopped near Buffalo, New York. In addition, another 16-year-old boy was shot in the torso and another 14-year-old boy was shot in the groin.
"We don't know exactly what spurred this or what happened, but, you know, definitely our hearts go out to the families of the victims here", Police Chief Calvin Williams told reporters.
Williams says police are investigating and are appealing for the public's help in finding out who did the shooting, which occurred between 7 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Five other teenagers were injured in the shooting. The investigation is ongoing and no arrests have been made at this time, police said.