A 15-year-old boy was shot and died while cycling through Homewood


On a bike ride through the Homewood area of ​​Pittsburgh on Wednesday, a 15-year-old boy was shot dead and killed as a result of his injuries.

The incident happened in the 800 block of North Homewood Avenue just after 6 p.m., police said. According to the police, the victim had been shot in the head.

After being transferred to the hospital, 15-year-old Dayvon Vickers of Pittsburgh died, according to the medical examiner’s office.

Amber Sloan, who served as her mentor, is devastated.

She put it this way: “So when I came down the street and saw the cop working on him, I parked my scooter across the street and walked over there. where he was. I couldn’t believe what I was seeing and looked down. I couldn’t believe what I had witnessed.

Besides riding his bike and selling bottled water all over town, Vickers enjoyed spending time with his family.

She claimed that her other mentor had been killed, her friend had been murdered, and her mother had recently died.

“When I was a teenager and on my way to college, I lost contact with my mother. So I understand what it’s like to lose your mother and be disoriented on these streets. We’re disoriented and let’s try to locate us. He was trying to figure out who he was as a young man,” Sloan said.

As soon as she learned of Vickers’ death, Sloan said she immediately started thinking about how best to help White’s mother, Theresa, deal with her grief.

I was at a childhood friend’s house with her and her daughter when I got the phone call, and we were trying to figure out how best to support Teresa, who had just lost another son, Sloan recalls. “We were literally sitting there thinking about how we were going to try to support Teresa,” Sloan said.


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