A young mother in Houston was killed during a drive-by shooting that took place outside her apartment. 19-year-old Kendra Childs was in her home when a black Camaro pulled up and began shooting at her walls. When Childs’s boyfriend came home from work, he found her dead on the floor. Childs was killed just a day short of her 20th birthday.
Police have started investigating the shooting and have not made any arrests so far. However, many people on social media believe that Childs’s boyfriend’s ex may have been involved.
Witnesses told officers that they saw a Camaro with tinted windows pull up outside of the apartment and fire several shots through the wall. Police believe a man and a woman were inside of the car. Some speculate that the woman was the ex of Childs’s boyfriend.
After Childs’s death, the hashtag #ripkendra trended on Twitter. This prompted some to post screenshots from user linglingbaby (@_ladycocaine), the alleged ex-girlfriend of the man Childs dated.
The tweets read:
"Nothing makes me mad about a b***h saying she was with my n***a or whatever cause like I tell him… the h** won’t be around too long.”
Two months ago, the user wrote, “My plan is to plot for a year… And I’m gone kill them people. [I don’t give a f**k] if the [police] see this.”
Back in January, the user tweeted, “I think I’m really evil enough to eat a [motherf**ker] alive! Like b***h [I don’t give a f**k] about you… I’ll real life kill you and eat you b***h! F**k you.”
The day before the Houston shooting, she wrote, “Praying everything goes good [tomorrow]. But I just know it will.”
The Houston Police Department were made aware of the tweets and said they are investigating their credibility.
Childs’s family is devastated by her death, especially since she is leaving behind a two-year-old daughter.
"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," Childs's cousin Angel Whitaker said.
(Photo: Kendra Childs via Twitter)