Monday, November 7, 2011

Street memorial for Andre "Dre" Wiggins | Clay Street NE

From a DC police report: On Wednesday, October 26, 2011 at approximately 11:54 am, Sixth District officers responded to the 5200 block of Clay Street NE, Washington DC, to investigate the report of a shooting. Upon their arrival, they located an adult male who was unconscious and unresponsive suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. DC Fire and EMS transported the victim Andre Wiggins, 19, to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.

I arrived at the shrine immediately after his large funeral procession had proceeded by. There were a very large number of candles at his vigil - the street was dotted with a phalanx of melted wax remnants.

More information is available at HomicideWatch

Peace to his family and friends, and a wish for peace and strength for the whole embattled Clay Terrace community.

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