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10-year-old Flint boy dies following drive by shooting

According to a press release sent by the Flint Police Department on Wednesday, 10 year old Jacues Allen has passed away two days after being shot in a drive-by shooting. (Photo: William Foster)

FLINT, Mich. -

UPDATE 1/3/2018 9:14 a.m. According to a press release sent by the Flint Police Department on Wednesday, 10 year old Jacues Allen has passed away two days after being shot in a drive-by shooting.

The incident happened on Monday around 10 p.m. on Granville Avenue. According to neighbors he was shot when a drive-by shooter sprayed bullets into this bedroom window.

If you have any information about what might have happened or that car please contact Flint police.

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On Flint's north side, family and neighbors are still in shock over what happened last night in Flint on Granville Avenue around 10 p.m.

A car drove by and neighbors heard gunfire.

A boy was shot.

Police say the victim is 10 year old Jacues Allen.

According to neighbors he was shot when a drive-by shooter sprayed bullets into this bedroom window.

Neighbors heard the gunfire.

Evelyn Cleaves says "I was in my bedroom facing this way and when they went off, it was like boom, boom., boom., boom, so I woke him up i was shaking him i was saying they shooting out there, they shootin out there.

George and Evelyn Cleaves, who have lived next door for 50 years, say Jacues was a frequent visitor. He lived here with 2 other siblings and their grandmother.

She has custody of the children after their mother died.

George Cleaves says "why? what was the purpose of it? There's no grown-ups in that house. The grandmother who's the only one there so there's other kids in and out of the house. She's looking after her grandkids so why you doing tall that shooting? Who you trying to kill?

As police arrived at the scene, little Jacues was rushed to Hurley Medical Center where he remains right now.

Evelyn adds, "it was devastating to me because he was in and out of our house all the time. he came in and asked for peanut butter and jelly, cookies or crackers. He called him Mr. George and me Mrs George, you know. He kinda grew up around us, so its just been devastating and i've just been praying for him all day".

Neighbors say this all happened quickly, it was dark and they didn't see the car that sped away. If you have any information about what might have happened or that car please contact Flint police.

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