The 11-year-old boy that has remained in critical condition since he was shot in the head with a small-caliber bullet at a house party two weeks ago has died.
Hunter Davis was one of two minors wounded when a teenage partygoer pointed a handgun in his direction and pulled the trigger twice – lodging a bullet into Davis’ brain that severely diminished his brain capacity. He was taken to an area hospital before being airlifted to UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, where he remained until his death.
As of Monday morning the hospital still considered him in critical condition but the Manteca Police Department issued a press release announcing that Davis had died and that the charges against the 17-year-old would be upgraded now that the case has become a homicide.
A family member also corroborated that Davis had passed away.
The story quickly became of regional interest and the exclamation point to a summer rife with gunfire and shootings throughout the community.
A Give Forward crowdfunding page has been set up by the family to help pay for the costs associated with the funeral and can be found by visiting www.giveforward.com and searching for his name. A variety of other Facebook groups that have sprouted up since news of the tragedy broke are also planning events to do what they can to assist the family.
Davis’ 17-year-old brother, who was also shot, is expected to recover fully.
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