Dominic Young, Jr. was in the third grade at Ingels Elementary in the Hickman Mills School District. Dominic was fatally shot late by a stray bullet in the middle of a rolling gun battle between two vehicles late Saturday night near the area of Emanuel Cleaver II Boulevard and U.S. 71, Kansas City police said Sunday.
On Friday, January 26, students, family and community members came together to celebrate the life of Dominic with a balloon release and recognition of the day going forward as Dominic's Day.
About the case
Dominic was shot after the car Dominic’s father was driving was hit by gunfire from two other vehicles that were engaged in a gunfight. The father told police he did not immediately realize his son, Dominic, had been shot.
The boy’s father was driving his two sons home to Grandview after spending the day roller skating, bowling and playing video games during a family outing.
The child was in Grandview when police were called, and officers found him in critical condition. He was taken to a hospital and was later pronounced dead.
Anyone with information please call the Kansas City Police Department Homicide Unit or the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.