BREAKING: 17-year-old relative arrested in mass shooting that left 5 dead, including pregnant woman

Authorities said they believe the attack was targeted


WXIN reported that the suspect is a 17-year-old who is related to the victims. Additional information regarding the suspect’s identity was not made available, though that is likely to change if they are charged as an adult.


Indiana police announced Monday that they arrested a juvenile suspect in connection with Sunday’s shooting that left five people and an unborn child dead at an Indianapolis home. 

According to the Indianapolis Star, Indianapolis police have not released the suspect’s name, age, or picture due to the suspect’s age. While initial reports suggested there may have been more than one suspect, investigators reportedly believe one individual carried out Sunday’s mass shooting.

Before Monday’s announcement regarding an arrest, the victims were publicly identified as Kezzie Childs, 42, Raymond Childs, 42, Elijah Childs, 18, Rita Childs, 13, Kiara Hawkins, 19, and Hawkins’ unborn son. It is not immediately known how far along Hawkins was in her pregnancy.

WXIN reported that an unidentified boy was located injured near the residence where the five other victims were found. He was reportedly hospitalized in critical condition but he is expected to recover.

The Daily Mail reported that Kezzie and Raymond Childs were mother and father to Elijah and Rita Childs. Right now, it is unclear how Hawkins is connected to the other slain victims.

Police have not yet revealed a motive in Sunday’s deadly shooting.

This is a developing story. Check with CrimeOnline for updates as they become available. 

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[Featured image: Kezzie Childs, Rita Childs; Raymond Childs, Elijah Childs/Facebook]