News Conference Planned after 7-Year-Old Boy Dies from Gunshot Wound in Plymouth

May 17, 2018 12:55 PM

A news conference is set for Thursday morning after Plymouth police said a 7-year-old boy died from a gunshot wound Wednesday.

According to a release from the Plymouth Police Department, officers were called around 3 p.m. to the 6000 block of Shenandoah Lane for a report of a 7-year-old victim bleeding from the head. 


When officers arrived at the scene, they learned the boy suffered a gunshot wound. 

Emergency personnel performed CPR, however, the child was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Yvette Mendoza lives just a few doors down and quickly came outside to figure out what happened. Mendoza has a 3-year-old boy of her own. And she said this is terrible reminder never to take life for granted. 

"You never know what can happen, it can be an accident with a gun an accident with a car, an accident of any sort and it kind of make you hug your kids very tightly," she said. 

Police haven't said who fired the weapon, but they say there is no threat to the public.


Brett Hoffland

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