A teenager has been arrested in Sunday’s mass murder case in Indianapolis, killing five people and an unborn child.
The teenager was involved in the murder that killed 42-year-old Kezie Children, Raymond Children’s Jr., her 18-year-old son Eliza, 13-year-old daughter Rita, 19-year-old Kiara Hawkins, and his life. Unborn child “Baby Boy Hawkins”, police said in a statement.
The victims were found injured by gunfire at a house on the north-east side of the city on Sunday morning.
A sixth victim – a teenage boy – is in critical condition, but is expected to survive his gunshot wound, police said.
“Yesterday, we promised speedy justice for this heinous act. Today, we came to that promise, “said Randall Taylor, chief of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department Tweet.
Taylor said, “While removing the alleged perpetrator of mass murder from our neighborhood, do not shy away from condolences in the hope that it will bring us one step closer to therapy.” ”
The suspect’s name has not been released due to his age. He appears to have acted alone in the targeted attack, officials said. A motive has not been issued.
Taylor said it was the “largest mass casualty shooting” in Indianapolis in more than a decade.
The crime grieved neighbors and looked for answers.
Vicky Pinkston told WTHR, “To get an entire family out in this way … I don’t understand.”
Pinkston, who lives across the street from the crime incident, said she recently left some children for Hope’s mother.
“When I was born, I had given him some goods with my great-grandfather, but now he has grown up. The baby was going to happen next month, ”Pinkston said, according to the station.
Pinkston said the family was “very sweet.”
“Oh my god, they say: ‘Hi, Miss, Vicky’ all the time,” she told Fox 59.
Indianapolis comes from its most violent year on record as a mass murder.
According to the Indianapolis Star, Indiana’s largest city recorded 245 homeowners in 2020.