High School Cheerleader Killed in Newark Shooting Remembered at Vigil

A teenage boy was also shot and was taken to the hospital with injuries

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    Dozens of teenagers gathered for a vigil in Newark two days after the shooting death of 17-year-old Cheyenne Bond, a high school cheerleader who had dreams of becoming a nurse. Checkey Beckford reports. (Published Tuesday, Jul 1, 2014)

    Dozens of teenagers gathered for a vigil in Newark two days after the shooting death of 17-year-old Cheyenne Bond, a high school cheerleader who had dreams of becoming a nurse. 

    "You see these young people here, standing so boldly to say they're hurt," said Thomas Ellis, a minister in Newark. "Shocked, traumatized. They lost a friend to senseless violence."

    Bond, of Irvington, was shot and killed on South 17th Street near a park Sunday night. A 17-year-old boy was wounded in the same shooting. 

    Bond had just graduated high school and attended prom, according to her friends. Relatives said she had already registered for college and wanted to be a nurse. 

    "I want justice," said Walter Raymond, Bond's estranged father. 

    Police don't believe Bond was targeted, and haven't ruled out robbery as a motive. A surveillance picture of two men who may be witnesses to the shooting was released by police Tuesday (below).

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