Friends and relatives, reeling from an unthinkable crime, gathered Tuesday night at Community Temple Bibleway Church in Cheverly, Maryland, to comfort each other.
“It’s just a shock,” Melonie Parker, a family friend, told NBC Washington. “How could you look a child in their face and shoot a child?”Earlier in the day, NeShante Davis and her 2-year old daughter, Chloe Davis-Green, were shot and killed outside their home in Fort Washington.
Investigators spent hours at the crime scene, but they have not yet identified a suspect or a motive.
Davis was a second-grade teacher at Bradbury Heights Elementary School. Counselors are there to help students, staff and parents.