RICHMOND -- The father whose teen son was gunned down in front of him in broad daylight Tuesday will host a vigil at the homicide site tonight and appeal for a stop to local violence, a friend of the family said.
"(The father) is just going to urge everyone to stop, no more killing, no more retaliation," said Antwon Cloird, a local anti-violence activist. The vigil is set for 6:30 p.m. at 28th Street and Virginia Avenue, the site of the deadly shooting.
Dimarea Young, 19, was jogging with his father, brother and about 25 classmates in a city vocational class around 11 a.m. Tuesday as part of an exercise session in the curriculum.
Witnesses said a white SUV, which had been seen circling the block earlier, pulled up to the group. One gunman jumped from the vehicle and ran toward Young, shooting. After Young went down, the shooter fired several more rounds into his body from point-blank range, witnesses said. Two other men suffered minor leg wounds.
Young's father, Kitric Young, was unharmed, but his son was pronounced dead at the scene.
No arrests have been made.