UPDATE, 5/4: An update has been posted to the boy’s GoFundMe page:
Poor Dante sadly passed away. Thank you for to everyone who has donated and who will donated. The funds will be used to give him the funeral he deserves. Also, thanks for showing your support/sympathy tonight by lighting a candle in his honor.
In related news, the Del Norte County Sheriff’s Office has taken the male juvenile thought to be responsible for the shooting into custody (you can see the update to the embedded Facebook post below). The investigation is ongoing.
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Original Post: A 13-year-old boy was shot in the head in the town of Klamath Friday night. A fundraising page set up to support the boy’s family reports that he is on life support and has lost all brain functions.
The Del Norte Triplicate reports that the Del Norte County Sheriff’s Office has not yet determined whether the shooting was accidental or deliberate. No arrests have been made, and the investigation is ongoing.
“He loved to be outside and be around family and friends,” said the Gofundme page in support of the victim, whose name it identifies as Dante Jones. “Loved to be at the river fishing and just enjoying every second of life.”
In a Facebook post yesterday, Del Norte County Sheriff Erik Apperson pleaded for anyone with information on the incident to contact law enforcement. He wrote that no new information on the case, or of the child’s condition, would be released via social media while the investigation is still open: