Tyshaun Taylor, 11, was shot around 9:30 p.m. at an apartment complex in Cleveland, officials said. Two other children attending the party carried him outside to try to get help, said Sgt. Jennifer Ciaccia of the Cleveland Divison of Police.
The party was hosted by a 16-year-old boy whose mother gave him permission to have the gathering Saturday night, investigators said. She was at a nearby store during the shooting and found out what happened when she got home that night.
Taylor was described by East Cleveland City Schools as an "exceptional student with a bright future," and by neighbors as a good kid who loved bicycles.
"He was a real good, he was a respected kid," neighbor Willie Gambell told WJW. "When I found out about what happened. I saw his picture and I was like man it can't be true, it can't be true. Then I found out it's true."
Authorities said no one has been arrested in the 11-year-old's death, but the investigation is ongoing.