RICHMOND (KCBS) — An emotional vigil was held in Richmond on Wednesday as friends, family and neighbors remembered a 19-year-old man who was fatally shot Tuesday.
Dimarea Young died after being shot on South 28th Street in the city’s Iron Triangle neighborhood Tuesday morning. Young was jogging with a group as part of an agility test for the RichmondBUILD program when police said someone fired multiple shots before driving off in an SUV.
Two other people were also wounded in the shooting.
A day after the shooting people gathered at the vigil to demand change. Kitric Young, Dimarea’s father, told the crowd that it’s up to the community to take action.
“We think this is a game. This ain’t no game. I’m talking about…these is babies dying, man,” said Kitric Young.
Kenneth Coulter, a jogger wounded in the incident, paid his respects to Young’s family at the vigil. “It’s something that’s going to traumatize me for the rest of my life and I just, you know, wish it didn’t happen,” he said.
Coulter said he will plan on continuing in the vocational program.
Richmond Police said the victim was targeted. Details about a motive have not been released and a suspect has not been arrested in the case.
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