9-year-old Boy Shot Dead in North Carolina While Driving with His Family to Buy Snow Cones

A 9-year-old boy was sitting in a car when he was shot dead this week in Durham, North Carolina, sparking outrage and a renewed call to get guns off the street.

Zion Person was among five children and one adult in the car when a gunman opened fire from another vehicle, fatally hitting the 9-year-old just before 9 p.m. Sunday, according to the Durham Police Department.

An 8-year-old boy in the car was shot in the arm, police said. His injuries are non-life-threatening, police said.

The group was headed to buy snow cones at the time, according to ABC Raleigh station WTVD.

The slaying prompted Durham Police Chief C.J. Davis and Durham County Sheriff Clarence Birkhead to call for an end to gun violence.

“This is another act of senseless violence that simply must be stopped,” Davis said in a statement.

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SOURCE: ABC News