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NC Wanted: Cumberland authorities continue to search for clues in boy's shooting death

Posted September 25, 2014 3:21 p.m. EDT
Updated May 2, 2015 11:06 p.m. EDT

— More than a year after a 3-year-old boy died after getting hit by a bullet in a Fayetteville-area home, Cumberland County authorities continue to search for answers in the case.

Someone fired shots on Peele Street on April 25, 2014, and one of them went into a mobile home and struck Ahmed Daniels, authorities said. The boy, who was visiting his grandmother at the time, died the next day.

"My kids ask all the time when he's coming back and all that," said his mother, Shameka Daniels. "They were in my sister's room. He was laying on a mattress on the floor and they shot him."

the bullet his Ahmed's heart. He died the following day.

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

A week before the shooting, deputies raided the mobile home park where it occurred and confiscated drugs and firearms.

Peele Street has since been blocked off, and many of the mobile homes have been moved out, including the one where Amhed's grandmother lived.

Glenn Tedder, who manages the mobile home park, said he's cleaning up the area to make it safer for those who still live here.

"We're putting up commercial fence," Tedder said. "As far as the night the stuff took place, it was a whole different atmosphere back then."

Meanwhile, Daniels and her family pray for closure.

"I just want to know the cause, and I just want to know why," she said."I just need some closure for us. For my kids."

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the NC Wanted hotline at 1-866-439-2683.