A Texas 16-year-old was reportedly killed on Monday (October 26) in a taking pictures that police say concerned a “social media beef.”
Houston cops responded to a shooting and located teenager Mareja Pratt useless on the scene. Two different grownup victims, Dekambrie Pratt, 20, and Anthony Thornabar, 32, have been taken to the hospital, according to HPD, and are anticipated to outlive.
Whereas police haven’t but recognized the teenage sufferer, Mareja Pratt’s household confirmed the tragic information with ABC 13.
“This seems to contain an ongoing social media beef with our three victims that got here to this location to interact the individuals,” Houston police division Commander David Angelo mentioned, in line with the information station.
Kira Walton, Pratt’s cousin, instructed ABC 13 that one other lady “saved choosing on her on Instagram, sending individuals footage saying she was a prostitute” and that the opposite lady had been “messing along with her to the purpose my cousin used to cry about it.”
“I really feel like my entire soul was ripped out,” Walton added. “That is onerous on my household. So onerous.”
A GoFundMe campaign has been began to assist with Pratt’s funeral prices.
“My little sister was solely 16 she had a lot life!” he wrote within the marketing campaign’s description. “She was in her books & targeted on college. Everybody liked her she all the time saved a smile on her face & everybody joyful… She stood out when she walked within the room!”
In accordance with a press launch obtained by PEOPLE, Houston Police say that witnesses noticed a “Black male suspect” exiting “a crimson Chrysler 200 and taking pictures a number of occasions on the victims.”
“The male suspect, together with three females, then acquired into the car and fled the scene in an unknown route,” the discharge mentioned.
Anybody with info surrounding the taking pictures please name the Houston Police Division Murder Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.