BALTIMORE — A mother was shot in the chest holding her son as he took some of his last breaths.
In all, three teens and that mother of eight were shot in East Baltimore early Thursday morning.
16-year-old Milton Carrington was about to start 10th grade at Reach! Partnership School.
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.
Ebony Bess grew up with Carrington and was one of his best friends.
The news hit her hard, she never thought she would be at Fort Worthington Elementary Middle School getting hugs from former teachers the day after her best friend was killed.
“He got siblings that’s out here crying,” said Bess. “He got friends that out here and it can even get worse than what it is.”
Marques Dent was his teacher and mentor at Fort Worthington Elementary Middle school.
Dent said that several of Carringtons siblings are at Fort Worthington, and that he was a great kid.
“Great athlete, left handed, that’s always good especially on the basketball court,” said Dent. "A really good kid and took really good care of his brothers and sisters and helped out a lot. His mom was his best friend.”
On Thursday Fort Worthington was having a back to school drive.
A celebration where Carrington’s smile is noticeably missing.
“School starts next week,” said Dent. “I gotta look at his classmates look at his friends and try to be a stabilizing force for them as will each one of their teachers and our great principal Ms. Debi.”
Bess last talked to him when she was heading home from another friend’s vigil a few days ago.
“He was like be safe out here, and I was like you be safe out here there’s a lot happening. He was like okay I gotchu' I’m ready to go in the house now. He went in the house and called me, and I was like okay make sure you stay in the house and nothing happens to you.”
Homicide detectives are investigating this incident and are asking anyone with information to call (410) 396-2100 or call Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.