7-year-old boy dies in Little Rock shooting

7-year-old boy dies in Little Rock shooting

A 7-year-old boy has died after a Monday afternoon shooting in Little Rock.
LITTLE ROCK, AR – A 7-year-old boy has died after a Monday afternoon shooting in Little Rock. and police say his 9-year-old sister is responsible.

According to reports, officials from the Little Rock Police Department received a call about a shooting around 4:35 pm on March 12. When police arrived on the scene at 1502 Green Mountain Drive, Apartment 104, they found the victim, 7-year-old Zeus Diviaio suffering from a gunshot wound to the upper torso.

Police say the boy’s mother and father were signing paperwork at the rental office, and returned to the apartment to find their son wounded. Diviaio’s 9-year-old sister, who has high functioning autism, was in the apartment when the shooting happened, and initially told police that two men entered the apartment and shot her brother. He was transported to Baptist Hospital, where he later died as a result of his injuries.

Police now believe the 9-year-old may have been responsible for the shooting. The investigation is ongoing.

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