Everyone's Talking About The Shooting of Young Mom Kendra Childs
The world is fixated on the story of Kendra Childs, a 19-year-old mom who was killed in a drive-by shooting in Houston, Texas.
The young mother of a 2-year-old died after bullets tore through her home at Uvalde Ranch Apartments in Lake Houston Parkway at around 12:30 pm on Tuesday.
At least five shots were fired when a black Camaro with tinted windows stopped outside the house, according to Sergeant Mark Holbrook of the Houston Police Department.
Kendra's body was discovered by her boyfriend after he arrived home from work, just hours before her birthday.
He ran outside and called 911.
According to the Houston Chronicle, Kendra Childs was identified as the victim by her cousin, Angel Woodward.
Angel told the news website,
She lit up the room and was one of a kind. She would do anything for her daughter.
The whereabouts of the shooter and his or her motives for the murder are unclear.
But as the police hunt for the person responsible, speculation about the identity of the shooter is lighting up Twitter.
The rumor mill is spiraling out of control, and Twitter users are suggesting that the shooter may have been known to Childs.
However, neither Houston police nor any other authority has named the suspect.
The only statement from the police so far has been the one from Sergeant Holbrook, who said,
Witnesses reported seeing a black, newer model Camaro with standard rims and tinted windows drive by the house and fire multiple rounds.
Childs' daughter was not in the apartment at the time of the shooting.
A pinned tweet on Childs' Twitter feed shows a picture and video roll of her daughter with the caption,
Mommy will always be there.
This is heartbreaking.