11 year old Texas boy Kamren Jones killed in drive by shooting after attackers mistakenly target new home owners. No arrests made.
An 11-year-old Texas boy has been shot and killed while sleeping in his home early Sunday morning in a drive-by shooting in what authorities believe was the result of attackers mistakenly targeting new home owners.
The victim has been identified as Kamren Cassius Jones.
Investigators say the child was asleep inside his home, located in North Brentwood Street in Channelview, Harris County, where he lived with his six siblings and their reportedly single father, Kenyatta Jones. Multiple gunshots were fired into the family’s home around 4.20am, according to Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez, who said Kamren was the only one injured despite several other children sleeping in the same room.
The boy was pronounced dead at the scene.
The family’s home and a car in their driveway were seen riddled with bullet holes after the incident.
‘This is a tragic, a senseless, a sad situation,’ Gonzalez said in a video tweeted out by the sheriff’s department Sunday morning.
‘This is a child. And these are cowards that shoot into a home. They could have killed and injured a lot more people… We’re going to do all we can to bring justice to this 11-year-old that lost his life this morning so tragically.’
Gonzalez told Click2Houston it appeared the bullets fired into the home came from a semi-automatic rifle.
The Jones family had only been living in the house for a few months. Earlier reports indicate criminal activity was taking place at the home when it’s previous occupants lived there.
‘There was a lot of activity and possible criminal activity that had been going on in the home prior to that,’ Gonzalez told ABC 13.
Gonzalez said investigators believe the home’s previous occupants were the shooters’ intended target.
A GoFundMe page was started to help the Jones family pay for Kamren’s funeral expenses.
Kanyatta Jones updated his Facebook page with pictures of his late son Sunday night.
Nina Taylor, who identified herself as Kamren’s aunt, said ‘I truly miss you already.’
‘Gone too soon, but auntie will forever have you in my heart. Somebody wake me up too young. And too soon,’ she wrote in a Facebook status update.
The family said Kamren was a student at Schochler Elementary School and was currently in summer school.
No arrests have been made. Welcome to a brave new America….