Matteson teen fatally shot while volunteering in New Orleans

AmeriCorps has pulled their volunteers out of New Orleans after a teen from south suburban Matteson was shot and killed while working there.

18-year-old Joseph Massenburg was a volunteer with AmeriCorps and was in New Orleans for just three weeks, helping to install energy efficient lights.

Police say he was shot multiple times Monday night as he walked along a street near where the volunteers were staying.

No arrests have been made, and no motive was given.

11 comments

  • Trish

    Only the good die young…….who would believe this is our world now……prayers to the family ….another sensless act……oh but we are getting better……..ya ok, tell that to this kids parents!

    • Dumb Religion

      So you pray to the god that made this happen in the first place? That is so dumb. Your god is evil. Quit praying to him. All he does is evil things. Idiot.

      • Alex

        You don't have to believe in religion. But others beliefs & desire to just send their condolences need not be criticized. If you don't want to believe don't. Clearly to think someone's 'god' is evil shows your complete lack of knowledge about religion. So don't believe & see a therapist or someone for your own issues rather taking them out on others. This is a tragic event & the evil one who is the one who has a total disregard for life to have that much hate in their heart & take a life.

      • Love

        Wonderfully said, I hope "Dumb Religion" is watching. I should also include my condolences to this family who has lost a son to the world. The senseless killings will continue, I pray hard for my family, friends and close acquaintances to remain safe and without harm until this system closes.

      • Love

        Too bad you don't know the True God, you can have a wonderful relationship with him if you let your hatred go. There is only good found in GOD. The god of this system is Satan.

      • John Wulfing

        One of God's 10 commandments is you shall not kill. Don't blame God for this. You don't need a therapist. Read the Bible. Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God. From a follower of Jesus Christ the Lord, who died for our sins and rose again.

  • Atomic Kittie

    As an AmeriCorps member I am devastated… We are here to help and reach out to our communities and this is how we are repaid! Rest in peace Joseph, you worked hard to get things done!

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