Over the weekend a heartbreaking incident occurred in Sacramento, California where a 10 year old child tragically lost their life. The perpetrator of this crime was another 10 year old who discovered a firearm in their fathers vehicle. This devastating event has left the community in shock and deep sorrow.
As, per the Sacramento County Sheriffs Office reports deputies promptly responded to a shooting incident on Greenholme Drive Saturday only to find a young person with fatal injuries. To everyones astonishment it was disclosed that the alleged assailant. Another 10 year boy. Obtained a firearm from his fathers vehicle and tragically shot the victim.
Law enforcement authorities also apprehended the father, Arkete Davis, aged 53 on charges related to firearms, child endangerment and being an accessory after the fact. Furthermore it was claimed that Davis, who was legally prohibited from owning or having a firearm in his possession attempted to dispose of the weapon in a trashcan following the shooting. The recovered gun is reported to have been stolen in 2017.
This heart wrenching incident has deeply shaken the community. Has sparked a wave of sorrow and demands, for concrete action.
Community in Mourning
The 10-year-old boy’s death has devastated his family and community. Being “smart, very intelligent, kind, loving, and respectful,” the victim had his whole life ahead of him. The horrible occurrence has left many grappling with gun violence and its devastating effects on innocent lives.
“My nephew’s blood is on y’all’s hands,” the aunt said. “Y’all allowed y’all son to do this to my 10-year-old nephew.”
As the community grieves this terrible death, calls for action and accountability to address illicit firearms and their devastating effects grow.
Important questions and measures must be raised and taken as the inquiry continues and the community heals from this unfathomable tragedy. How can communities collaborate to avert similar tragedies? What can be done to protect children?
These questions are difficult to answer, but they are necessary to prevent stories like this from becoming nightmares. The community hopes this incomprehensible tragedy will lead to genuine change and solutions as it mourns and searches for answers.