A 17-yr-outdated small business owner was shot and killed exterior of the barber shop he ran with his mother in Clayton County Saturday night.
Law enforcement said Anthony ‘China’ McClain was just an harmless bystander who obtained caught in the crossfire when gunshots broke out at a shopping centre off River Station Boulevard.
A witness instructed Channel 2′s Justin Carter that he was undertaking upkeep in the spot when he observed a man get started shooting at a white vehicle, and an individual started off capturing back.
Staff at the Wayfield Meals grocery shop following door claimed a bullet pierced a window.
Relatives users collected outside the store Saturday afternoon as Clayton County police blocked off the location to examine.
McClain’s cousin, LaShawn Hood, said she believes it all begun simply because of a fight inside of the shop that spilled into the parking lot.
“He was just standing exterior the barber shop, and there was some commotion and one thing happened and a stray bullet is what,” Hood explained.
His family reported McClain was at function, performing what he loved the most—cutting hair.
“Anthony was a extremely gifted boy or girl. He was household-schooled, extremely handy with his mom, his grandparents and excelled at every thing he did,” Hood reported.
Hood claimed he confirmed that spirit of excellence at the barber store.
“He was quite lively. He was in his second yr of higher education. He obtained his barber license,” she stated.
Hood explained McClain and his mom established the small business up together and designed it from the ground up.
Hood mentioned the violence amongst young folks demands to stop.
“It impacts me a lot for the reason that my children, they were very shut. Just getting a young kid, just currently being innocent and a aspect of the gun violence likely on in the town,” Hood reported. “I just have to say that I desire you would change oneself in. Youthful people today, remember to just put the guns down. There are other techniques to take care of scenarios other than violence,” said Hood.