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Virginia 6-Year-Old Boy Shot in Front of Sisters While Playing Video Games Before Bedtime

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May 5 2023, Published 4:01 p.m. ET

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A 6-year-old boy was playing video games with his sisters in Virginia when he was shot dead after a group of suspects fired several rounds into his home, according to authorities.

Around 11:15 p.m. on May 1, Kingston Campbell was playing a video game on his bed in Lynchburg when a bullet struck him in the head, police said. He died at the scene.

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Police obtained surveillance footage from the area, which allegedly showed multiple gunmen firing several shots at Kingston’s home before running off, the New York Post reported.

None of the suspects have been arrested and Lynchburg police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the shooters.


“The murder of this child is a senseless tragedy stemming from a violent criminal act that has no place in our community," the Lynchburg Police Department said in a statement.

Police said in order to effectively protect residents, they "need those members of our community who have knowledge about criminal activity such as this to come forward" because the boy and his family "deserve nothing less.”

In a statement to WSLS, Kingston’s mother, Shay Fowler, said, her youngest child and only son was killed in front of his two sisters.

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“To know someone could be so careless and do that to him breaks my heart," the grieving mother said, adding, “Kingston had me wrapped around his little finger. He was my weakness. My only son. My youngest child. I will never be the same again.”

The investigation into the deadly incident is ongoing.


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