The pastor of the Church of God of Prophecy said they were between late night Thursday services when the shooting occurred. Marquel Peters and his family were sitting in a smaller sanctuary with about 150 other people.
Some of the people at the church reported hearing a popping sound and debris started falling from the ceiling. The boy was struck in the head by the stray bullet, said DeKalb police.
The mother of the 4-year-old Marquel Peters held the victim in her arms until paramedics arrived. The boy was rushed to an area hospital where he later died.
DeKalb police said they do not know where the shot came from.
If anyone has any information on the shooting they are urged to call police.
Let me begin by saying that my heart goes out to this kid's family. This is tragic and it should have never happened. I hope that the people responsible for his death are caught and tossed in prison for the rest of their sorry lives. It's horrible. It's not my intention to make light of the situation in any way.
It just struck me because this was an innocent 4 year old boy. A beautiful kid with his whole life ahead of him. He was going to church with his family, and learning about God.
Why in the world wouldn't a loving God save this child from this horrible fate?
Is it supposed to be some kind of sick test? To find out how faithful his family and friends are? Is their God testing their faith?
Did their God have a master plan at work when he allowed this horrible thing to happen? God is supposedly all knowing and powerful, he has the ability to save people and give miracles... but he just didn't want to?
Did their God just not care?
If their God does perform these miracles, how does he pick and choose who receives them? Why would a pedophile survive a horrific car accident and his family members claim it was a miracle, and the little boy die in the arms of his family in a church?
Not sure where I am going with this... I just wanted to vent I guess.
This poor kid, I hope they catch the assholes who were responsible and punish them severely.