Local grandmother, son share more about 5th-grader killed in ISIS attack in Sri Lanka

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — ISIS has claimed responsibility for the Sri Lankan terror attacks that killed more than 300 people, including a 5th-grader from Washington, D.C. on Easter Sunday.

Kieran Shafritz De Zoysa was studying abroad in Sri Lanka at the time of the blasts.  Kieran’s father once lived in Las Vegas for 20 years, and both his grandparents still call the valley home.

Kieran’s father and grandmother sat down with 8 News Now to share more about what a remarkable kid he was.

“He was the most loving and determined and articulate and insightful kid,” said Alexander Arrow, Kieran’s father.  “He was going to be a neuroscientist; get a P.H.D. in neurosciences. He was going to work on Alzheimers Diseases and other things, and he had determined this by age 11.”

Kieran’s father says he wants the world to know what it lost in these careless attacks.  His son was just one of the hundreds killed.

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