8-Year-Old Boy Critical Following Gunshot Wound To The Head

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An 8-year-old boy remains in critical condition following a shooting on Thursday.

Authorities say Jamarion Broom was shot in the head while sitting in the back of a car on Roswell Drive on the southeast side.

The child's uncle, 23-year-old Robert Broom, was arrested on an aggravated assault charge in connection with the shooting.

Family members say the child was in the car with his uncle and a 6-year-old at the time of the shooting.

10TV has learned counselors are at Broadleigh Elementary today, the school Broom attends.