“He lost his life in a tragic way,” the GoFundMe organizer wrote on the page.
The 8-year-old’s death is the latest in a string of high-profile shootings across metro Atlanta that have claimed the lives of young children over the past year.
On the Fourth of July, 8-year-old Secoriea Turner was gunned down at a makeshift roadblock. In October, 13-year-old Brayan Zavala was killed in the front yard of his Clayton County home while helping his older brother fix the family’s lawn mower.
There was 7-year-old Kennedy Maxie, who died after being struck by a stray bullet while shopping with her family in Buckhead just days before Christmas. And just last week, there was 12-year-old David Mack, who was found with several gunshot wounds behind the South Fulton neighborhood where he lived.