Eight year old Craig Collins Jr, who had stepped outside his grandmother's home to try to catch a praying mantis in a jar, was killed in a hail of gunfire. His 25 year old cousin, Freddie Pitts, was wounded in the shooting Wednesday, Oct 12th.
Investigators say they don't know what the motive for the shooting was, however relatives say it was pay back for the family's efforts in reporting drug dealers in their neighborhood.
Police say they believe there was more than one shooter. An aunt, Charlotte Webb, said the family had been warned as recently as Wednesday afternoon, having been told that "they" were "going to come back and do something". Source