CRIME

Boy Writes Heartbreaking Letter Asking Santa To Find The Man Who Shot Him

"Help the police catch the people who hurt me."

A young boy in England is begging Santa Claus to help cops track down the gunman who shot him and his mom outside their home.

Seven-year-old Christian Hickey wrote the heartbreaking request to Saint Nick in a letter shared Friday on Facebook by Greater Manchester Police.

"Help the police catch the people who hurt me," was his number one wish this holiday season.

Christian also asked for walkie-talkies and a remote-control helicopter in the letter.

The Manchester Evening News reports that Christian's mother, Jayne, answered the door of their Salford home to two men in October. They spoke briefly, and then one of the men fired several shots.

Christian was hit once in the leg, and Jayne, 30, was hit twice in her legs as well, according to the Manchester Evening News.

Mom and son were hospitalized and are now recovering at home, the police said in the Facebook post. The investigation into the incident is ongoing, the Guardian reports.

Detective Chief Superintendent Russ Jackson said in the Facebook post that the gunmen had "absolutely no place in civilized society."

"It is heart wrenching to know that a little boy who should be writing a list filled with exciting gifts, has got this at the top of his Christmas list," he said.

"What happened to Christian will stay with him for the rest of his life but what we can do is try to make this up to him by finding those responsible and bringing them to justice," Jackson added.

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