HORN LAKE, Miss. -- A Horn Lake family is grieving the loss of a 9-year-old who is remembered as being full of life.
Investigators say an accidental shooting killed Cameron Williams. Neighbors are leaning on their memories of past playtimes with the 9-year-old to keep them going during this tragedy.
There's yellow tape where Cameron once played.
"I would come home from the bus stop, he would be in the cove playing with someone," neighbor Javea Bledsoe said.
Neighbors are having a hard time coming to grips with the silence now resting on Carroll Cove. They say Williams lived for going outside, and things just don't feel right now that he's gone.
"I wasn't ready for it, to think I won't see him outside anymore."
Horn Lake Police say Williams was shot accidentally around 9 a.m. Sunday. He was taken to the hospital but didn't make it.
Now neighbors are just praying for the family's peace.
"I hope they can get through this because his sister really had a strong bond with him."
It's a bond the neighbor believes won't be broken even though Williams is now gone.
"He was a really good person."
Memories forged from friendly playtime will continue to live on as neighbors are forced go on without Williams.
At this time police have not arrested anyone in connection to the death.