RIGHT NOW: WAVE 3 News, KY Center for African American Heritage partner for benefit for family of slain child

A stray bullet killed Dequante Hobbs and left his mother grieving in a much quieter house. (Source: Micheshia Norment)A stray bullet killed Dequante Hobbs and left his mother grieving in a much quieter house. (Source: Micheshia Norment)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – WAVE 3 News is proud to partner with members of the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage for a benefit for the family of Dequante Hobbs Jr. Hobbs was the 7-year-old boy killed by a stray bullet while sitting at his kitchen table in west Louisville on May 21.

>> GOFUNDME: Help the Hobbs family by donating

The benefit for his family will take place Wednesday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the KY Center for African American Heritage, 1801 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd.

>> STORY: Shot fired next door kills boy, 7, eating snack at kitchen table

The event will be dine-in or carry-out with a $10 donation. The meal will include baked spaghetti, roast beef, vegetables, salad, bread and drinks. Desserts will be sold separately.

Sponsorship for the menu is provided by Donald’s Catering Service.

Live entertainment also will take place at the benefit, provided by Jonathon Johnson.

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All proceeds will go to the family of Dequante Hobbs Jr.

A GoFundMe page has been set up to help the family cover funeral expenses. Click here to make a donation.

Volunteers are still needed to serve and assist with the event. Anyone interested in helping out with this event can call 502-650-2863.

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