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Houston Police search for shooting suspects in death of young mother

September 15, 2016  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Houston Police search for shooting suspects in death of young mother

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Investigators are trying to hunt down the shooting suspects responsible for a deadly shootout inside a Houston apartment that took a young woman’s life just shy of her 20th birthday.

Mark Holdbrook, from the Houston Police Department Homicide Unit, said: “Witnesses reported seeing a black model Camaro with standard rims and tinted windows drive by the house and fire multiple rounds.”

According to law enforcement officials, a man and a woman were inside the vehicle, and relatives believe that beloved 19-year-old Kendra Childs was purposely targeted.

The victim’s cousin told reporters that she is devastated.

“I feel very broken, and it just hurt because she didn’t deserve to go like this. I understand it was her time, but she didn’t have to go like this. She didn’t even make it to her birthday tomorrow,” Angel Whitaker, Childs’ cousin, stated.

The tragic event occurred at the Uvalde Ranch apartments in Houston, and detectives reported the slain woman was home alone while her boyfriend was at work, ABC13 reported.

According to police officials, one of the shooting suspects did not enter the apartment complex; instead, he remained on the road and aimed the firearm up to the second-floor apartment and opened fire fatally hitting Childs.

When her boyfriend arrived home after work, it was too late.

“If you can see it’s just a blank wall, they wouldn’t have had known someone was exactly in there, and it was a very unlucky shot,” said Holbrook.

Investigators indicated that they received a tip that led them to a location where police discovered a black Camaro. Cops searched the vehicle but haven’t revealed if it was the same car involved in the fatal shooting.

As a result of this crime, a one-year-old infant is left without a mother.

“Whoever did this, they were wrong, and we will get justice for her,” Whitaker asserted.

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