Monday, January 04, 2010

In the wrong place

Marquel was seated next to his mother, Nathalee, while those in the church waited for a 12:30 a.m. concert to begin. Then, those in the sanctuary heard a loud pop. It was almost like the sound of a balloon.

Instantly, Marquel was on the floor, and he was bleeding.

A 4 year boy is killed by a stray bullet whilst with his mum at a New Years Eve service.
Investigators returned to the church later Friday, where they discovered the point of entry for the bullet: in the roof of the church. Phipps said police believe someone fired a celebratory shot into the air, and it went through the roof on its way down.

The next time Marquel returns to his family's church, it will be for his funeral.

An unbelievably sad way for a family to bring in the new year.

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