Hundreds gather at vigil for Chesterfield teen | News
CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) - Hundreds gathered to support the family of a teen killed by gunfire Sunday night. Brandon Fordham has been charged with the murder of 17-year-old Tre Walton's murder.
Friends and family members of Walton, known affectionately as "Sleepy," say he died much too soon.
Candles spelled out "RIP Sleepy" on the ground at Manchester High School. A woman at the vigil sang a moving version of 'This Little Light of Mine' as friends circled the candles, a moving showing of strength, almost symbolic given that Walton was left to die on the concrete less than 24 hours ago.
"You don't think that it will happen to your family," said Porsche Walton. "You see it on the news, and it really hurts."
"He was such a sweet loveable person," added Sheran Knight, Tre's grandmother.
"This tragedy is so horrific that words cannot say and it should have never happened."
Police say Walton was killed because of a dispute. Family members told us tonight that Walton knew Brandon Fordham, the teen charged in his murder.
His grandmother pleaded with students at the vigil, to stop the violence and live for her grandson, Tre.
"Make something of yourself," said Knight. "Don't let the streets take you. Don't let the streets make your life. Try to make something of yourself."
Chesterfield School officials say they are providing help for students and faculty members that are having a hard time dealing with Tre Walton's death.
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