Kendra Childs was a day away from turning 20 when she was shot and killed on Tuesday, September 13 in her East Houston apartment. The shooting happened at Uvalde Ranch apartments on South Lake Houston Parkway. The young mother, who leaves behind a 2-year-old daughter, inspired Twitter users to tweet the hashtag #RIPKendra. Twitter users believe that a woman named Ling, who might have been Childs’ boyfriends’ ex-girlfriend, is responsible for the murder. However, police have no motive at this time.
I turn 20 tomorrow ☺️
— 9/14🎈 (@__TheKendoll) September 13, 2016
The internet believes that a Twitter user named Linglingbaby, who uses the handle @__ladykocain, was an ex-girlfriend of Childs’ boyfriend and tweeted about her plans to kill someone. The tweets, including one that dates back to January, are still on Linglingbaby’s page.
Who was Kendra Childs?
Kendra Childs was a 19-year-old mother who was shot and killed the day before her 20th birthday.
Houston Police Department spokesman Victor Senties told the Houston Chronicle that Childs was killed while inside her second-story apartment. Police were called at around 12:15 p.m. after Childs’ boyfriend found her dead in their bedroom.
A cousin, Angel Woodward, later confirmed the victim’s identity and that she was the mother of a 2-year-old daughter, who was not in the apartment at the time of the murder.
According to ABC:
Detectives are trying to track down the suspects behind a deadly shooting inside an apartment that killed a young woman.
“Witnesses reported seeing a black newer model Camaro with standard rims and tinted windows drive by the house and fire multiple rounds,” Mark Holdbrook with the Houston Police Department homicide unit said.
According to police, a man and a woman were inside that car, and family members believe their loved one, Kendra Childs, 19, was targeted.
Who Is Linglingbaby?
Twitter users believe that Twitter user ‘linglingbaby’ was an ex-girlfriend of Childs’ boyfriend, who was jealous, and killed Childs.
— Kenny G ❄️ (@DaRealKhefner) September 14, 2016
Relationship goes wrong…move on. U aren't happy…move on. Don't waste lives over stupidity. Now an innocent girl has no mom #ripkendra
— Drew Ryan Scott (@drewryanscott) September 14, 2016
— De'arra Taylor (@dearra) September 14, 2016