A 17-calendar year-old company proprietor was shot and killed outside the house of the barber store he ran with his mom in Clayton County Saturday night.
Law enforcement explained Anthony ‘China’ McClain was just an innocent bystander who acquired caught in the crossfire when gunshots broke out at a browsing middle off River Station Boulevard.
A witness told Channel 2′s Justin Carter that he was doing maintenance in the place when he observed a guy get started capturing at a white automobile, and somebody begun capturing again.
Employees at the Wayfield Foods grocery retailer up coming door stated a bullet pierced a window.
Family members users gathered outdoors the shop Saturday afternoon as Clayton County law enforcement blocked off the region to examine.
McClain’s cousin, LaShawn Hood, mentioned she believes it all started out for the reason that of a fight inside of the shop that spilled into the parking whole lot.
“He was just standing exterior the barber store, and there was some commotion and anything happened and a stray bullet is what,” Hood stated.
His family reported McClain was at work, doing what he beloved the most—cutting hair.
“Anthony was a extremely gifted little one. He was household-schooled, incredibly handy with his mother, his grandparents and excelled at almost everything he did,” Hood stated.
Hood explained he showed that spirit of excellence at the barber store.
“He was pretty lively. He was in his next year of college. He acquired his barber license,” she mentioned.
Hood claimed McClain and his mom established the organization up with each other and built it from the floor up.
Hood reported the violence amongst young folks desires to cease.
“It impacts me a ton for the reason that my little ones, they had been extremely close. Just remaining a young child, just currently being harmless and a element of the gun violence heading on in the town,” Hood stated. “I just have to say that I would like you would switch yourself in. Youthful people today, be sure to just set the guns down. There are other means to deal with predicaments other than violence,” said Hood.