Noah Inman a Hammond, Indiana area boy dies a week after a bullet fell from the sky onto his head. Suspect sought after fluke death.
Noah Inman a 13 year old Hammond, Indiana teen has died a week after having been initially struck by a falling bullet.
On July 1, circa 9.30pm, the boy was playing basketball with friends when he was hit in the head by a falling bullet, causing him to fall to the ground.
Bystanders, unaware that he had suffered a gunshot wound, thought Noah was having a seizure and called an ambulance reported WBBM.
The local hospital determined that Inman was struck by a bullet shot by someone nearby into the air.
Noah was airlifted to Comer’s Children’s Hospital in Chicago, where he died Friday afternoon from his injuries.
‘Unfortunately, this is a common action by many people who own guns in our city and they need to know this action has consequences and will be dealt with severely by the Hammond Police Department,’ a statement from authorities said.
Told Mayor Tom McDermott Jr, ‘it was a ridiculous fluke’ adding that he hopes ‘the people who could’ve done this come forward.’
‘I don’t know what (people who shoot their guns in the air) think happens — the bullet disappears into thin air?‘ McDermott said.
Police are still investigating the shooting and reminded residents that discharging a firearm within city limits is illegal.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Hammond Police at 219-852-2988.
A GoFundMe was created for the teen’s family when he was being treated in the hospital. The page has raised $25K as of late Monday night.
To date police have told of no suspect being arrested.