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11-Year-Old Boy Killed in Dallas Shooting, Police Say

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An 11-year-old boy was killed in a shooting in North Dallas Saturday morning, according to police.

According to the Dallas Police Department, officers responded to a shooting call in the 6400 block of Royal Lane around 2:15 a.m. Upon arrival, they found that a woman and an 11-year-old boy had been shot.

The 11-year-old boy died at the scene and the woman was transported to the hospital in stable condition.

Further investigation identified the alleged shooter as 30-year-old Jakeith Huntley. Huntley was located near Glenn Heights and taken into custody. He was booked into the Dallas County Jail on a capital murder charge.

DPD did not confirm how Huntley was connected to the woman or her son, but court records indicate a criminal history that includes four years in prison in 2010 for aggravated assault out of McLennan County and a family violence charge in Denton County in 2016 that was later dismissed.

Neighbors along the stretch of Royal Lane between Preston and Hillcrest, adjacent to the Preston Hollow neighborhood, expressed disbelief and concern.

Alex Barnes told NBC-5 he was awakened by the bright lights shining through his home and stepped outside to take a short video on his phone. He says hours later he learned about the severity of the situation.

“It's terrifying, it’s heartbreaking, it’s sad and you really feel for the family and what they’re going through at this point in time," Barnes said.

ONLINE: The family has set up a GoFundMe account to help with funeral expenses.

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