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.

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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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