Parents of slain teen: ‘Our son was not in a gang’
The parents of a 14-year old killed in a drive-by shooting are angry that police are saying the teen was affiliated with a gang.
Venzel Richardson died after he was shot in the head Wednesday night.
The shooting happened near 61st and Vernon on the South Side.
Richardson was walking down the street, with two friends, when someone started shooting from a white van.
Police insist the shooting was gang-related.
His parents insist that police are wrong.
“He’s not in a gang so, for them to say it’s gang-related., they need to take that statement back,” said Richardson’s father, Clifford Williams.
Richardson was a freshman at Dunbar High School where he was involved in ROTC and mentored other students.
No one else was hurt, and no arrests have been made.