Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Street shrines to Giovanni Sanchez










There are two separate shrines, about fifty feet apart, in memory of Giovanni Sanchez, on a busy stretch of 14th Street, between Monroe & Newton St NW, Washington, DC.

Sanchez, 14, of Underwood St NW, was attacked about 4:30 PM on December 12, 2008, and stabbed to death by a group of what may have been a dozen or so young men in this bustling neighborhood. Hector Diaz-Flores, 18, and Yester Ayala, 17, of the gang MS-13 (Mara Salvatrucha) were charged in his killing. Mayor Fenty & Police Chief Lanier went to the shrines to announce the arrests.

2 comments:

Mason said...

RIP my brother, Imma miss u always, It is very considerate of the person who blog this, Thank You

sildenafil said...

I felt so sad when I saw thw blog , I watched the news and found the story of Giovanni. The photos are so cute and soulful.