This is Jervone Morris. He was legally blind and mentally challenged, and he played basketball at a park in Chicago every day.
On Monday, May 29, 2017 neighbors said they heard close to 20 rounds fired at the park in the Longwood Manor neighborhood around 5:40 pm. Police responded and found Jervone deceased with a gunshot wound to the head.
Jervone, 20, is believed to have tried to run home when the shots were fired, but he didn’t make it. “My heart is totally broken. I don’t believe Jervone is gone,” said his aunt, Edna Young. “That’s all he would do – everyday routine. Cross that street and go to the park,” his aunt said.
His aunt and uncle raised him around the corner from where the shooting happened and are taking the news hard. “He was the nicest kid ever. A good nephew. I love him with all my heart. That’s why I cry so much,” said his uncle, Deryl Young.
Everyone who knew him said that he was the sweetest person.
Five people were killed, including a 15-year-old boy, and at least 44 other people were wounded in Chicago shootings throughout the Memorial Day weekend.
No one is in custody for Jervone’s murder. Our sympathies are with his aunt and uncle. Rest well Jervone…