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Chesterfield police continue search for July 4th shooter

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A Chesterfield Police flier aimed at generating leads in the Brendon Mackey shooting case A Chesterfield Police flier aimed at generating leads in the Brendon Mackey shooting case
RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) -

Police continue searching for a shooter more than two weeks after a 7-year-old died while heading to Fourth of July fireworks in Brandermill.

Police will once again go door-to-door Monday, spanning roughly 1.3-miles from where Brendon Mackey was struck.

Mackey was killed when he was struck by a bullet while walking with his father to a fireworks celebration at Sunday Park in Brandermill. Police believe the bullet was not intended for Mackey, but instead fired in celebration.

Their search for the shooter initially began with a five-mile radius, but officers' work with the FBI and ATF has narrowed the target area to within a mile of the child's death, police said Monday. Ballistics experts have helped them determine the bullet was a .40-caliber class, 165 grain, full metal jacket bullet, police said. The .40-caliber class also includes 10 mm rounds. Forensics testing indicates the rifling on the bullet is mainly consistent with, but is not limited to, the following firearms manufacturers: GLOCK, Heckler & Koch, IMI, Kahr Arms and Vektor Pistols.

Officers have already knocked on hundreds of doors in their first pass of the area. They received dozens of tips, but so far there is no shell casing, no physical evidence and no suspects in the case.

There are 3,000 to 4,000 homes in the new radius, which includes Brandermill and Woodlake. Plus, the shooter may not even be living in the area.

Still, Chesterfield police say they will never give up their search for the shooter responsible for the deadly bullet. They urge anyone with information to call Crime Solvers at (804) 748-0660.

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