PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A tribute was held Thursday night for murdered 16-year-old high school basketball player Quamir Mitchell. His jersey was on display at a vigil near the playground where he was shot and killed.
It happened at 57th Street and Grays Avenue in Southwest Philadelphia one week ago. A 13-year-old was shot in the arm.READ MORE: 6-Year-Old Girl Shot Multiple Times While Driving With Her Mom In Chester
Quamir was a senior set to graduate in just a few weeks.
Quamir, a senior at West Philadelphia High, traveled to a court in Southwest Philadelphia for a pickup game of basketball but never made it home. He was known as a great student and avid basketball player with a promising future.READ MORE: Southeast Delco School District Closes Schools, Offices After Possible Threat At Academy Park High School
Adrien Burke was Quamir’s coach at West Philadelphia High School. He spoke with Quamir just a few hours before the deadly shooting.
“I always let them know that I love them and they tell me they love me back. Those were our last words. He loved me and I loved him. It’s been rough,” Burke said.
Police are still searching for his killer.MORE NEWS: Cell Phone Video Shows 2-Alarm Fire At Former Family Center In Camden
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