Dozens of mourners came together tonight to remember a teen who was gunned down on Prospect Street in Enfield.
“It’s crazy for a father not to see his son get married,” said a reverend at the vigil for 18-year-old Jonathan Torres. “We all deserve to die, but after living a long, long, long life.”
Torres was pronounced dead at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield after he was shot around 9 p.m. Wendesday. Police have taken four teens into custody, one of whom was spotted running from the scene with a gun, witnesses said.
Community members gathered Thursday night on Prospect Street at the same stoop where Torres was sitting when he was killed.
“The wounds are always going to be there. There is never really any closure, but when you have friends and family coming together, it eases some of the pain,” said the reverend.
Neighbors said Torres had a kind heart and playful sense of humor. They carried candles in his memory and wrote messages in chalk.
“There's nothing else we can do for him. He's gone," said his father, Sergio Torres. “I’m sure is up there looking at us.”
None of the arrested teens has been charged with murder, but police said additional charges are possible.