SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) – A 6-year-old boy was killed in a shooting Saturday night in San Francisco.
It happened in the Bayview neighborhood on the corner of Inglass Street.
When police arrived at the scene, they found the child suffering from a gunshot wound.
He was taken to the hospital, where he died from his injuries.
Detectives say the boy was watching fireworks with his family and friends when he was hit by a stray bullet.
Family members have identified the victim as Jace Young.
According to a GoFundMe page set up by family members, Young was attending a birthday party when he was killed.
“At the tender age of 6 years old Jace was a very bright young man destined for greatness. The kid who could brighten up a room with his smile and his blue glasses. His love for technology and always wanting to be around all of his family and friends. One thing that you could always count on Jace for is to be honest! He gave us all that he could…” Ayofemi Bryant said on Young’s GoFundMe page.
A man was also shot and sent to the hospital. He is expected to survive.
On Tuesday afternoon, San Francisco Police Chief Bill Scott said the bullet that killed young Jace came from outside the area where his family was.
While he wouldn’t say how far the bullet traveled, Chief Scott says they have a good idea where it came from.
“Senseless violence like this that could so tragically claim the life of a small child is unacceptable in our City, and the San Francisco Police Department stands with the Bayview Hunter’s Point community in its determination to bring the perpetrator or perpetrators to justice,” said Chief Scott.
San Francisco Supervisor Shamann Williams talked with Jace’s family.
“The family is just trying to wrap their heads around this and want to make sure that the memory of Jace is never forgotten,” Williams said.
As his family prepares for the unenviable task of saying goodbye, Chief Scott promised the full force of the department to track down Jace’s killer.
“We’re going to do everything that to bring this case to resolution for this child and for his family, and for the people of our city,” Scott said.
This remains an active homicide investigation.
Anyone with information is urged to contact SFPD’s 24-hour tip line at 415-575-4444, or by texting tips to TIP411.
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