CHICAGO (WLS) -- Family and friends gathered Saturday to remember 17-year-old Vonzell Banks, who was fatally shot Friday afternoon.
Banks was playing basketball with a friend Friday afternoon at the Bronzeville park named for Hadiya Pendleton, a high school student killed in 2013 shortly after returning from performing at President Barack Obama's inauguration.
Relatives said Banks played drums for his church and was about to start a summer job.
"His spirit will live on with us forever," said Jeanette Banks, the victim's grandmother. "He was a very intelligent nice young man."
Loved ones released balloons to symbolize the hope the gun violence will end soon.
A 19-year-old was also shot in the park and sustained a gunshot wound to his foot. null
Bronzeville neighbors, family gather to mourn 17-year-old