The family of a slain high school swimmer shot outside a Rogers Park McDonald’s is speaking out. This as police are combing through surveillance video in hopes of capturing a glimpse of the gunman on tape.
Family members say Markeyo Carr was a good kid, who worked hard in school, got good grades and was the fastest swimmer on the high school team. This life cut short is leaving a void at his high school. One of five kids in his family–it’s also leaving a hole in his home as well.
Dysheka Bibbs, Markeyo sister, says “He was the heart of our family. He kept our family going. Great spirit. Very humble.”
17-year-old Markeyo was a winner– a student with drive who wanted to join the marines someday. Markeyo made everybody smile. That’s what his sisters tells WGN. They also maintain he wasn’t in a gang.
Dysheka Bibbs says “He was a great kid, average, loved sports, loved, swimming, a phenomenal kid.”
Students from Amundsen High School sent these messages of condolence to the Carr family this afternoon. Some say–Markeyo, we’ll miss you– rest in peace. Sentiments echoed outside school Thursday.
Their classmate was shot outside of a Rogers Park McDonald’s Wednesday around 3:30 in the afternoon. Police believe an argument started between two groups of teens in the parking lot. Three other teens were shot by a masked gunman, but are expected to survive.
Markeyo Carr did not.
Alderman Joe Moore said “It is tragic that young people feel they have to resort to this kind of violence.”
No suspects are in custody. No description of the masked shooter either.
Police are hoping surveillance video will show the shooter. They also hope people in the neighborhood will come forward.
They’re asking for the public’s help.