Reward increased for information in Atlanta 12-year-old’s shooting death

ATLANTA — Atlanta investigators are still piecing together what led to a 12-year-old boy’s shooting death in his neighborhood last week and hope the public can help.

David Mack, 12, was found shot to death behind a vacant house on Shirley Street on Wednesday.

Crime Stoppers Atlanta increased its reward to $10,000 on Monday for any information that can lead to an arrest in Mack’s murder.

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Mack was last seen leaving home Tuesday to meet up with friends and play football. Family members told Channel 2′s Steve Gehlbach that they found Mack’s body just a quarter of a mile from his house the next day.

Neighbors say they heard gunshots hours later, but did not see anything.


So far, police have not confirmed that anyone called in to report a shooting, and officers never looked there.

The family thinks he met up with someone, but don’t know who it was or why that person would want the 12-year-old dead.

“He said, Love you, Grandma’,” Glenda Mack told Channel 2. “And I said, ‘Love you, too.’ And that was the last thing I said to him.”

Anyone can submit a tip to Crime Stoppers Atlanta on their website or at 404-577-TIPS (8477).

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