(The AEGIS Alliance) – HOUSTON, TEXAS – A 5-year-old boy was struck by a stray bullet while he was making TikTok videos on the balcony of his home, his family and a medical examiner said according to ABC13.com.
This is Jordan Allen Jr. The 5 year old boy lost his life after being hit with a stray bullet. He was struck while recording TikTok videos with his dad on their balcony. Anyone with info call @CrimeStopHOU. Please pray for this family. 🙏🏻 Details here -> https://t.co/uSFMptER1m. pic.twitter.com/ZcIKkk1d93
— Steve Campion (@SteveCampionHTX) April 6, 2020
On March 31 at around 9 p.m., age 5 Jordan Allen Jr. was enjoying the night with his family on a balcony porch of their two-story home on Richmond Avenue in the 8500 block of Houston, Texas.
“He just told me to get him some juice, that’s why I stepped in the house to get him some juice,” Jordan Allen Sr. said to ABC13.
Five or six gunshots suddenly range out in the parking lot, and Allen Jr. was struck in his head by a stray bullet. Jordan’s father quickly flagged down an ambulance after the shooting.
Midwest Patrol & Homicide Investigators are en route to a shooting scene in the area near 8500 Richmond. 5 year old juvenile was shot and is in critical condition. Investigation ongoing. #hounews
— Houston Police (@houstonpolice) April 1, 2020
“Everybody ran in the house and the kids’ room in the house, so I ran to the porch, and then I see my son on the ground holding his head asking for my help,” Jordan Allen Sr. told reporters at ABC13.
The shooter fled the scene of the crime in their vehicle. Allen Jr. was not the intended target of the shooter.
ABC13 reports that Jordan Allen Jr’s family took him off of life support on Monday morning. Monday morning is the last time Allen Sr. was able to see his son. Allen Sr. is grieving while trying to figure out how the family will lay his son to rest.
There is an ongoing investigation by the Houston police. Police are urging anyone with information to contact Crime Stoppers at 713-222-8477.
Video courtesy of ABC13.com:
Featured Image: Houston police car (Left) Jordan Allen Jr. (Right) (Credit: Steve Campion via Twitter @SteveABC13)
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