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Police: Canvass for boy's shooter yields little

Wednesday - 8/28/2013, 6:31am  ET

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Chesterfield County police say a door-to-door canvass of about 2,000 homes failed to produce any substantive leads in the Fourth of July death of a 7-year-old boy who was struck by a stray bullet.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/19L9OSJ) that investigators concluded the nearly two-month sweep this week. County and federal investigators covered dozens of neighborhoods within a 7,100-foot radius from the spot where Brandon Mackey was hit in the head by the random shot as he walked to a waterfront restaurant with his father.

To help keep the public interested, police announced that Brandon's family has set up a reward fund for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the shooter. Lt. Randy Horowitz said Tuesday that contributions can be made at any BB&T Bank branch.

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Information from: Richmond Times- Dispatch, http://www.timesdispatch.com


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