Marquel Peters, a 4-year-old boy attending the Church of God of Prophecy, was killed by a stray bullet that came through the roof of the church on New Year’s Eve. Marquel was sitting next to his mother when the bullet hit him. He collapsed on the floor, bleeding, and was taken to hospital where he later died.
The Church of God of Prophecy id located near Decatur in Georgia. A vigil is schedule for Marquel Peters tonight (Jan 6th).
Police said that it appeared as if the bullet was fired by a person just celebrating the holiday. Ballistics experts told local media the bullet had most likely come from an AK-47 assault rifle, and may have been fired into the air up to five km from the church.
Please pray for Marquel Peters family and friends who are dealing with this difficult loss. He was such a cute little boy.
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