2 mothers angry over shooting at McDonald's in SW Houston

2 mothers angry over shootings

HOUSTON -- Tuesday evening marked Tamika Campbell's first time returning to the McDonald's parking lot where her son and only child was fatally shot two years ago.

"It's a bit surreal," said Campbell. "Everybody loved him."

Toyrean Young was an aspiring rapper and student at Blinn College. Tamika believes he was killed over a Twitter beef.

"He killed my baby. He killed him in cold blood while he was running."

Jordan Wilson was arrested and charged for the murder. A judge set his bond at just $50,000 despite the objections of Toyrean's mom.

"Because it was $50,000," said Campbell. "That's nothing for a life."

A few months ago, Wilson posted his bond and was released with an ankle monitor.

"I was outraged," added Campbell. "I'm still outraged."

Last week, more violence allegedly involving Wilson took place. Police say he was part of a botched drug deal that ended in gunfire. Two small kids who were walking with their mom nearby got shot.

Their mom spoke but asked not to be identified.

"When she turned around she kept walking and she got shot in her leg," the mother said.

The 8-year-old girl, temporarily confined to a wheelchair, got the worst of it. Her younger brother was only grazed. The suspects sped from the scene. Three of them in a green Buick collided with a car and ran into the very same parking lot where that murder had taken place.

They were confronted by undercover officers who opened fire. Two were taken into custody, including Wilson.

The kids are back home with their mom now playing video games.

"You don't know what's going to happen today," said the mother. "Hold their hands and forget everything."

Meanwhile, another mom is left to grieve; convinced the justice system has let two families down.

"Now there's another mother that's hurt," said Campbell. "Thank God her babies are OK. But had he not been out, this would have never happened."


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