Girls saved by slain HS football player Zaevion Dobson speak

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — A vigil was held for a 15-year-old boy in Tennessee who shielded friends during a shooting.

Zaevion Dobson died saving three girls from getting shot.

Dobson was a sophomore and played for his high school football team in Knoxville.

A group of men randomly fired multiple times into a crowd, according to police.

That's when Dobson jumped on top of three girls to shield them from the shooters.

One of the three girls he saved said if it wasn't for Dobson, they probably would have been shot instead.

"By the time it was over, she had opened the door, and we had went inside, and I was like, 'Zaevion.' I kind of, like, pulled on him and was kind of like, 'You can get up now.'  He didn't get up, so I just went upstairs and by the time I came back to make sure everything was real, and I looked at him. He had got shot in the head," said one of the girls Dobson saved.

President Obama took to twitter to honor Dobson, saying he was a hero at 15.


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