Child shot in head watching fireworks

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Brendon Mackey (Family photo)

MIDLOTHIAN, Va. (WTVR) –  The seven-year-old boy shot in head by a stray bullet Thursday night has died, Chesterfield Police said.  Police said Brendon Mackey, 7, was walking with his father in the parking lot of the Boathouse Restaurant in Midlothian about 9 p.m. Thursday when he was shot. The father and son were there to watch some nearby fireworks.

“A large crowd had been gathering over by the reservoir to watch fireworks and a young boy, seven years old, was walking through the parking lot with his dad. He was a few step behind his dad and he [the boy] fell to the ground,” Chesterfield Police Capt. Brad Badgerow said. “Initially they thought he was just passed out. They saw some blood. They thought he may have hit his head.”

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But when the child was taken to the hospital, doctors made a startling…

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