PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Dozens of people joined in a march for peace Wednesday night in honor of a 14-year-old boy who was killed in the East Hills.
There was anger in their voices as they mourned 14-year-old Kelvin Lovelace.
He was shot and killed in a crowd of 200 people while at a graduation party in the East Hills over the weekend.
“Brothers and sisters, tonight we’re going to pray for peace. We’re going to pray because our hearts are hurting,” one man said.
The group marched for peace and an end to the violence. No one has been arrested for the shooting, despite the crowd and possibility of plenty of witnesses.
“We keep coming up with these funeral clichés. ‘He’s in a better place.’ No he’s not. His better place is with his mother,” Will Gaines said.
Gaines spoke in front of the crowd that gathered. Some held signs and lit candles, not only mourning the loss of the young man, but also for others who have died before him.
“Kelvin Lovelace was a great young man. Very popular, very well-loved, very great in sports, academically,” Gaines said. “Right now, we just need to come together as a community and show love for one another.”
Police are reviewing surveillance footage to try to find the person responsible.