Police ID 16-year-old victim in music store shooting

DETROIT (WXYZ) - Detroit Police have identified the victim in last Friday's shooting outside a music store on the city's northwest side.

Investigators say Senghore "Khary" Ball was shot in the head Friday afternoon. But questions remain for Ball's grieving family, as well as investigators.

“Something is not right," said Sheila Pulliam, Ball's mother, "The story is not adding up.”

Pulliam says her 16-year-old son was at the wrong place at the wrong time. Police found Ball with a gunshot wound to the head outside DJ’s R Us music store on Fenkell Friday afternoon.

“I didn’t believe it at first. It didn’t hit me." said Ball's cousin Diamond Mitchell, "I was shocked because it didn’t feel real.”

The challenge for family members is figuring out what role, if any, Ball played in all that transpired in and around the music store. The owner told police he shot in self-defense after a group of men tried to rob him.

At one point, Ball was considered an innocent bystander. But questions remain.

“Was [the shot] close range, was it far distance? What was it?" asked Pulliam, "That’s what I want to know. That’s what I’m trying to find out. That man that shot him, he knows what he did. My son is dead, so he can’t say.”

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