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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) - A family of a ten year old boy who was shot while taking out the trash is pleading for help to find the people responsible.  Police and the boy's father are hoping reward money causes someone to say something.  Ahmad Walker was shot last Wednesday night.  His father is Orseno Walker, "He lost a ton of blood they had to give him fourteen bags of blood."

He worries about Ahmad who remains hospitalized after being shot in the hip and critically injured. Ahmad has gone thru three surgeries, lots of pain and sleepless nights. Orseno Walker said, "Having nightmares, waking up screaming daddy I got shot I got shot why did I get shot he wants to know why he got shot if he did something wrong."

The shooting happened in a North St. Louis County neighborhood near Sun Valle and Jannette. While Ahmad and his father took out the trash bullets began flying down the street.

Witnesses describe the shooters as several male teenagers.

Officer Brian Schellman is a spokesman for the St. Louis County Police, "Sometimes it does fall on a citizen's tip to help us out and solve the case."  He says detectives are running out of leads, "We're confident that somebody saw something or somebody knows something in this case and we're looking for people to step forward and help us out on this one."

Orseno Walker added, "I want them off the street so it doesn't happen to someone else's child.  These people are ruthless people where they don't care if they hit a child or innocent bystander."

If you have information, you can call Crimestoppers anonymously and you could be eligible for a big reward and give some peace of mind to a ten year old boy.

Police say just days ago a citizen's tip lead to the arrest of a suspect in a fatal fire.  If you have any information call Crimestoppers at 866-371-TIPS (8477)

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