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Fayetteville mom grieves loss of 3-year-old son

Posted May 23, 2014 9:46 p.m. EDT
Updated May 23, 2014 10:33 p.m. EDT

— A Fayetteville mother continues to grieve the loss of her 3-year-old son, Ahmad. 

The 3-year-old was spending the night with his grandmother inside a mobile home park on Peele Street when a bullet came through the wall and struck the child. 

Shameka Daniels' life will never be the same. 

"I am trying to make it through, go on without him, but it is real hard," she said. 

Daniels said Ahmad was sleeping on a mattress in the home when he was shot in the chest. 

"I guess it went through the trailer or whatever, I am not sure, but it hit him in the chest. They didn't know because when the ambulance came he was still breathing," she said. 

Ahmad was taken to the Cape Fear Valley Medical Center where he underwent surgery. The child was pronounced dead the next morning.

Ahmad's young brother and sister do not understand why he is gone, but they understand he will not be coming back. 

"They know where he at. Up in the sky with God. He is looking down at them," she said. 

Daniels is hoping the community will come up with clues to solve the investigation into his killing.

"I really want to know. I need some closure for us...for my kids," Daniels said. 

The Cumberland County Commissioners office is in the process of fast tracking a plan to shut down the mobile home park using the nuisance Abatement ordinance. 

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office at 910-323-1500 or 910-677-5548.