Boy, 17, Gunned Down In Wilmington Days Before Graduation

Boy, 17, Gunned Down In Wilmington Days Before Graduation

October 12, 2019 25 By Stanley Isaacs


DISCUSSION WITH HIM ABOUT THAT. JUAN: HE WAS ONE OF THE PRESIDENT’S MOST VOCAL SUPPORTERS DURING THAT CAMPAIGN. SHOCK AND HEARTBREAK AFTER A TEENAGER IS GUNNED DOWN NEAR HIS HOME. LEYNA: DAVE LOPEZ IS OUTSIDE HIS HIGH SCHOOL WHERE HE WAS JUST DAYS FROM GRADUATION. GRADUATION IS SET FOR THURSDAY NIGHT. ACCORDING TO FRIENDS AND FAMILY FABIAN NUNEZ WAS PROUD THAT HE WAS GOING TO GRADUATE. LAST NIGHT HE WAS STANDING OUT IN FRONT OF HIS HOUSE WITH A GROUP OF FRIENDS. A CAR PULLED UP AND THREE OF HIS BUDDIES GOT OUT. GANG MEMBERS PULLED UP AND SHOT THEM. SHE SAID I RAN OUT WHEN I HEARD THE SHOTS. WHEN SHE SAW THE BODY SHE REALIZED IT WAS HER 17-YEAR-OLD SON. REPORTER: SHE SAID SHE IS ANGRY, CALLING IT UNFAIR. JUST TWO DAYS AWAY FROM GRADUATION. HER SON MADE A GREAT EFFORT TO STAY WAY FROM GANGS. FRIENDS SAID THE SAME THING. DID GANG MEMBERS BUT HIM. WHAT WOULD THEY DO. THEY WOULD BASICALLY GET IN HIS FACE AND TRY TO PROVOKE HIM. WHAT WOULD HE DO. YOU WOULD JUST LAUGH. ONE DETECTIVE TOLD ME ABOUT THERE WAS NO EVIDENCE HE WAS A GANG MEMBER. HE WAS NOT A GANG MEMBER. WHEN I ASKED IF THERE WAS ANY EVIDENCE THAT HE’D BEEN BULLIED, DETECTIVE SAID THERE IS EVIDENCE OF THAT. HE WOULDN’T GO FURTHER. SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS WOULD NOT DISCUSS IT EITHER. YES HE WAS FEARFUL BUT HE WAS NOT.BACK DOWN TO GANG MEMBERS. POLICE SAY THERE IS SECURITY VIDEO FROM THE NEIGHBORHOOD THAT SHOWS EVENTS LEADING UP TO AND INCLUDING THE SHOOTING. THE VIDEO AND DOESN’T SHOW OUTSIDE THE APARTMENT THERE WERE A NUMBER OF HIGH SCHOOL FRIENDS. NONE OF THEM WANTED TO GO ON CAMERA. HE WAS A YOUNG MAN THAT WOULDN’T