MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — Mobile police say a nine-year-old boy was shot while inside his home Friday, Dec. 4, night.
It happened on Dobbs Avenue, near Emogene and Sage. Police say several shots were fired in the area. Mobile police say a bullet went into the child’s home and hit him in the arm.
“Had two bullets hit the house and one hit my son,” said Brittany Roybal, one of the child’s parents. She was at home in bed when she heard the gunshots Friday night. She says her son started yelling her name right after.
WKRG News 5 has spoken with the boy’s parents, he has had surgery. The boy was released from the hospital on Dec. 9.
“We don’t want this to happen to anybody else. We want the people punished who did it. It’s not a game shooting guns at cars,” said Cosmo Comiskey, one of the parents.
His parents say they are still processing what happened. “Why? Why? What justifies risking people’s lives for some kind of revenge or whatever we don’t even know what is the – what’s the purpose. What’s the purpose? Why would you do something like that ya know,” said Comiskey.
The parents tell us the neighbors’ cars were also shot at. Mobile police say they also discovered two parked cars with multiple bullet holes on the passenger and driver side of the cars. That home was not hit, and no one was injured at that location.
This is the latest in a string of shootings into cars and buildings since October.
His parents say they hope no other family has to go through this. “Let people know who would think about doing something like this – that you know you’re risking other people’s lives who’s not even involved, whatever feud or whatever reason you’re doing it – you’re risking other people’s lives too,” said Comiskey.
The parents of the nine-year-old ask anyone with information or video of the shooting to contact the police. You can call the police department at (251) 208-7211.