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 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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