An 8-year-old boy was shot in the head while playing at his home in Yazoo City, according to Yazoo City Police.
Initially officers were called to the emergency room in Yazoo City where the boy was severely injured. The boy was then airlifted to a hospital in Jackson.
Police later discovered the shooting occurred at a home on North Monroe Street.
Detective Nolan Warrington told WLBT that the boy was playing on his back porch when a stray bullet was shot in the air, hitting him in the head.
The boy’s mother told police she thought the child had fallen and was bleeding.
An investigation is ongoing into who fired the shot.