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Neighbor on early morning walk finds young boy dead in a pool of blood on Dallas street



DALLAS, TX – Dallas police have launched a murder investigation after a young boy was found dead on a residential street in the southwest of the city.

Police said the boy, between 4 and 5 years old, had multiple wounds from “an edged weapon.”

Police spokesman Albert Martinez said officers found the boy when they responded to a 911 call at about 5:30 a.m. Saturday. Investigators believe he had been dead for about 30 minutes.

“We are shocked, we are very angry about what has happened to this small child,” Martinez said.

Martinez also said investigators believe the boy lives in the area and are knocking on doors to locate security footage or other information to aid in the investigation.

Neighbors told the Morning News that a woman who lives in the neighborhood found the boy while on an early morning walk and called 911. They said she initially thought she was seeing a dog in the street and was shocked when she got close enough to see it was a young child.

By afternoon, a dried pool of blood remained on the street where the boy was found.

”It’s a lot to take in,” said Lisa Gilbert, 18, who lives just down the road. “It’s so shocking to me that it’s a 4-year-old, someone’s baby. That could’ve been my little cousin or brother or something. It’s just the point that he’s gone now. It’s just terrifying.”

”I just hope that they find whoever did this and put them behind bars because it’s not right to kill a little baby,” she said.

The investigation is being conducted by the Dallas Police homicide and child abuse units, with the assistance of the FBI, according to NBC DFW. No further information has been released.