A 13-year-old Alabama died on Friday after being shot in the head in an apparent drive-by shooting.
Tuscaloosa police arrived at a home on the city's west side around 6:30 p.m. to find the boy dead at the scene, al.com reported. The unidentified boy was playing on his iPad when the bullets were shot into his home.
According to police, there were so many bullet casings on the streets outside the home that officers had to use old business cards as temporary evidence markers.
“It’s a senseless murder,’' Tuscaloosa Police Chief Brent Blankley said. “We see it all the time where adults are shot and it’s terrible, but when it’s a kid, it takes it to another level.”
“We’re all dads and moms out here. When you see that, and you see the senseless tragedy of that, it hits you different,’' Blankley added. “We’re going to do everything we can to make these arrests.”
Tuscaloosa Police Captain Marty Sellers told WBRC police are looking for multiple suspects.
“I wouldn’t say it was accidental,” Sellers told the outlet. “It was an on purpose shooting, but he was probably not the target of that. We are looking at people that are possible suspects. We are looking at some vehicles that we are trying to locate, so we are still actively working. Our investigators have been working ever since that time non stop, so we are still in the process of trying to locate people and cars.”
Investigators with the department's Violent Crimes Unit are currently working to determine person's of interest in this incident.
Those with information about the shooting have been asked to call 205-349-2121, 205-464-8690 or make an anonymous call to 205-752-STOP (7867).