Collateral damage from violent fights that break out is always the worst. One such terrible incident happened in Baton Rouge last Tuesday when a 3-year-old boy fell victim to a stray bullet. Multiple outlets reported that an NBA legend is covering the funeral expenses for the family mourning their loss.

The victim Devin Page Jr. was sleeping in his home when the stray bullet from a gunfight struck and killed him. WBRZ reports, the tragic incident happened in the locality of Baton Rouge in Louisiana on April 12th.

It was also noted that the retired NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal has taken up the responsibility of covering the funeral costs of the preschooler. This is indeed a great deed from a great basketball player.

“I’m so sorry for your loss. Me and a pastor friend are going to take care of everything,” O’Neal, an alum of Louisiana State University, said over FaceTime footage obtained by WBRZ. “I’m so sorry.”

O’Neal has teamed up with Morning Star Full Gospel Baptist Church for the memorial service. According to the outlet, an investigation regarding the incident is ongoing, and no arrests have been made so far.

We can only hope perpetrators are caught soon and those affected are brought to justice. We send our prayers and condolences to Devin Page Jr.’s friends and family. May he rest in peace.

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Bhupen Dange

Bhupen is a freelance writer for Ringside News and Thirsty For News; he is pursuing further studies in Computer Science. Since high school, he has actively participated in athletic activities, and when he is not playing video games, he spends his time in the gym training, watching movies, and walking his dog outside.

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