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DETROIT-- Detroit police said an 8-year-old boy died after being shot at a home on the city's east side.

Police said a bullet fired from outside went through a wall at about 1 a.m. Wednesday and struck Jakari Pearson, who was resting in an upstairs bedroom. He was taken to a hospital and died.

Several bullet holes were visible in the bricks and window of an upstairs bedroom of the home.

Neighbors said gunshots aren't unusual.in the area, but they couldn't recall a child ever being killed.

Beatrice Spears, 27, has three children, ages 10, 7 and 3. The boy who was killed was an 'innocent bystander,' she said, adding that he would often play with her kids.

'It's just such a tragedy,' Spears said. 'I'm not gonna be able to sleep.'

Detroit Police Sgt. Michael Woody says investigators have a 'good idea' of who they're looking for and are working to track down the suspect. Details about the suspect weren't immediately released.

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