Boy, 12, dies from gunshot wound to the head due to stray bullet
Badraldeen ‘Bandar’ Elwaseem, 12, of Buffalo, NY died at a local children’s hospital Saturday night after he was shot with a stray bullet
Police and FBI agents in Buffalo, New York are on the hunt for the person who tried to kill a 22-year-old man, but ended up accidentally shooting a young boy in the head.
Authorities say Badraldeen ‘Bandar’ Elwaseem, 12, was standing in the kitchen of his family’s upstairs apartment in the 400 block of Williams St. in Buffalo around 8:30 p.m. on Saturday when he was hit by a stray bullet fired at someone else in a nearby parking lot.
Bandar died later at a local children’s hospital, according to The gunshot that killed him was one of several fired at a 22-year-old man in a car in the parking lot of Town Gardens Plaza’s supermarket less than a mile away.
Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown said the bullet that killed Bandar traveled ‘a considerable distance’ before entering his home.
Bandar’s home is approximately one-tenth of a mile from Towne Gardens Plaza where the dispute occurred.
The stray bullet’s intended target was a 22-year-old male motorist who was also shot multiple times in the Towne Gardens Plaza parking lot (pictured)
A total reward of $12,500 has been offered for information leading to an arrest