NewsRegionBaltimore City


Loved ones gather on East Monument Street to celebrate the life of slain 16-year-old

Posted at 7:32 PM, Sep 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-04 09:16:02-04

BALTIMORE — Family, friends, classmates and teachers gathered on Monday to celebrate the life of 16-year-old Milton Carrington who was shot and killed in East Baltimore early Thursday morning.

Carrington was one of the four victims of the quadruple shooting on the 2500 block of East Monument Street. He was taken to the hospital and pronounced dead shortly after.

RELATED: Mother shot in chest held her son as he died in East Baltimore

On Monday his loved ones gathered to celebrate his life in the same area where he was shot. "Why? Foolishness! Just senseless. Senseless," Milton's grandmother exclaimed. "Until we meet again you will always shine. Love you, Milton."

On the ground, a "no shoot zone" was spray painted, and up sitting on a window is a photo of the slain 16-year-old surrounded by balloons.

During the vigil, Milton's mother arrived in her wheelchair, she was shot the same night as Milton. As they gathered around Milton's mother and the makeshift memorial, loved ones consoled her.

She said she was shot ten times and still performed CPR on her son until he died in her arms.

"He didn't deserve to be gunned down," Milton's mom said. "I just feel like a nightmare I can't wake up from."

A GoFundMe has been created for the family of Milton and can be found here.