A silent crowd stood guard along the alley Thursday evening at the location of Senn High School student Daveon Gibson. was shot and killed the other day. Gibson, 16, was walking with two other Senn students who were shot and wounded.
Bouquets of white, pink and yellow flowers stood above a pink heart drawn in chalk on the pavement. “You Are Important to Us” was written in chalk next to the heart.
More than 50 people gathered in Humboldt Park to remember Gibson and started the night with a prayer. Edgewater neighbors and friends came together to tell stories and advocate for safer streets for students who commute to high school in the Edgewater neighborhood on the North Side.
The three victims were walking in the 1200 block of West Thorndale Avenue, just east of Senn High School, when gunmen in a vehicle got out around 4 p.m. and opened fire on the teenagers, according to the Chicago Police Department.
The shooting took place almost a week after two teenagers were killed. was fatally shot After leaving high school in the Loop.