Update: Police search for suspect in KW boy's shooting death; family to hold vigil Saturday

An 8-year-old boy who was shot at a King William home Monday night died shortly after 3 p.m. Wednesday.

Police are still searching for the shooting suspect and are pursuing several leads, according to Virginia State Police.

In a Facebook post by King William County Public Schools, the division said the boy was a third grade student at Acquinton Elementary.

“Acquinton Elementary staff is preparing a statement that will be read to the classmates of this child and will also send a letter home to the parents of these children,” according to the post.

Additional school counselors will be available for support for students and staff at the school, according to the post.

The family of the student will hold a candlelight vigil at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Acquinton Elementary, according to the division.

The identity of the child has not yet been released.

Tuesday:

The King William County Sheriff’s Office received a call around 11:51 p.m. Monday that a shooting had taken place at a residence in the 100 block of Robin Lane, according to Virginia State Police.

A male suspect entered the home and began shooting before fleeing the scene and the search for the suspect is still underway, according to police.

The boy inside the residence was shot during the incident and was taken to VCU Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.

Two adults who were inside the residence at the time were not injured.

Police believe it was an isolated incident.

The Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation's Richmond Field Office is investigating the shooting with the assistance of the King William County Sheriff's Office.

Anyone with information on this incident is encouraged to contact Virginia State Police at 804-553-3445 or #77 or by email at questions@vsp.virginia.gov.

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