The family of 18-year-old DeVaughn Boyd was one of four people killed in a mass shooting on South Capitol Street in Southeast D.C. on Tuesday night. They told FOX 5 he had attended the funeral of 20-year-old Jordan Howe, and ended up in the line of fire on his way to the grocery store.
DeVaughn Boyd had been to the funeral and then to his grandparents' house, his family told FOX 5. But it was his walk to the grocery store that would lead to his death. His family says they're brokenhearted, but they're also incredibly angry.
"It's ridiculous," his aunt told FOX 5's Beth Parker. "What else can you think of something like that? It's absolutely ridiculous and soon children that are younger, what are they gonna have? It's awful. My family is dealing with it. Our condolences go out to the rest of the families who lost someone. But it's absolutely ridiculous-- senseless."
DeVaughn was a high school student— just 18 years old.
"DeVaughn was just a typical teenager, trying to find his way," his aunt explained. "Trying to find out where he belonged in the world. And he just succumbed to something really senseless."
Police have not released the names of the other victims. In all, nine people were shot and four of those were killed along South Capitol Street. Three people have been arrested and charged in connection to the shootings, which are still under investigation.
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