A father is grieving the loss of his 13-year-old son killed after a gambling game took a fateful turn in the Kemp Road community on Friday evening.
“Rest in peace, ‘Q’. Daddy loves you,” Quincy McKenzie wrote to social media.
The father shared memories of Quinton. He described the L.W Young student as a sport and video game enthusiast who also loved rap music.
Quinton’s mother, Kissie Brown-Pratt told Eye Witness News that she remained troubled about how the teenager died.
“A small thirteen-year-old boy… to take two shots–one behind his neck and one in his jaw. That’s really hurtful for a mother to stand here.”
Reports are that Quinton is the grandson of Leroy ‘Smokey 007.’
Reports are that after a gambling game through Williams Lane, someone lost money during the game, returning later to shoot into the crowd. Quinton was shot twice on Friday night.
A juvenile was arrested and is being questioned for the murder.