4-year old dead after shooting in Opp

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OPP, AL (WSFA) - A family and community is left in shock after the murder of a 4-year old boy in Opp.

Police say the toddler's uncle, 25-year old John Curtis Davis, shot him in the chest with a rifle after getting mad at him.

Now, the family and the town comes to grips with the loss of one of their own.

The child was found shot at a house in the 100 block of West Cummings Avenue. He was transported to the Mizell Memorial Hospital's emergency room where he was later died.
Davis is charged with capital murder. He's being held without bond.

Police say this is Opp's first murder of the year.

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