A 17-yr-old small business operator was shot and killed outside the house of the barber shop he ran with his mom in Clayton County Saturday night time.
Police explained Anthony ‘China’ McClain was just an harmless bystander who obtained caught in the crossfire when gunshots broke out at a procuring heart off River Station Boulevard.
A witness advised Channel 2′s Justin Carter that he was executing servicing in the place when he noticed a guy begin capturing at a white vehicle, and anyone started shooting again.
Staff at the Wayfield Meals grocery retail outlet subsequent doorway said a bullet pierced a window.
Spouse and children members collected exterior the store Saturday afternoon as Clayton County law enforcement blocked off the space to investigate.
McClain’s cousin, LaShawn Hood, explained she thinks it all began for the reason that of a struggle within the shop that spilled into the parking lot.
“He was just standing outside the barber store, and there was some commotion and anything took place and a stray bullet is what,” Hood said.
His family members stated McClain was at work, accomplishing what he loved the most—cutting hair.
“Anthony was a very gifted little one. He was house-schooled, pretty useful with his mother, his grandparents and excelled at anything he did,” Hood said.
Hood stated he showed that spirit of excellence at the barber shop.
“He was extremely energetic. He was in his 2nd year of college. He acquired his barber license,” she reported.
Hood claimed McClain and his mother established the organization up collectively and designed it from the floor up.
Hood said the violence amongst young people today requirements to halt.
“It influences me a whole lot since my youngsters, they ended up quite close. Just currently being a young kid, just currently being harmless and a part of the gun violence likely on in the metropolis,” Hood stated. “I just have to say that I want you would switch your self in. Youthful individuals, be sure to just put the guns down. There are other strategies to tackle predicaments other than violence,” mentioned Hood.