Cases of mistaken identity can have dangerous outcomes, whether it’s due to a similar appearance or new homeowners were unaware of the previous resident’s past. And Texas investigators believe that may have been a factor that led to the death of an 11-year-old boy.

The boy’s death occurred on Sunday morning while he was sleeping at his family’s home in Channelview, Texas, outside of Houston. Kamren Cassius Jones was sleeping with his siblings when one or more people pulled up to the home around 4:30 A.M. and began to shoot-up the house.

“Boom, boom, boom, boom, boom, 22 loud. I just thought, 'Oh my gosh, are they coming through the house,” neighbor Donna Patterson told local channel KHOU-TV.

While the rest of the family was safe, Kamren was struck several times and pronounced dead at the scene.

“They're cowards to shoot into a home not knowing who was in there,” said Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez. He continued, “They shot an innocent child that's there and this is uncalled for. This is sad, tragic, senseless and we're going to go after you.”

While the shooter or shooters haven’t been identified, investigators believe that the house itself may have been a contributing factor to the shooting. Kamren’s family had only been living in the residence for a few months and investigators haven’t found anything yet that would explain why they would be targeted by shooters. However, they did reveal that the previous residence had exhibited suspicious behavior in the past before moving out.

tape police This image shows police tape around an apartment building where police found seven people dead in Grapevine, Texas, Dec. 25, 2011. Photo: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images