14-year-old shot, killed Friday night

14-year-old shot, killed Friday night

There are 8 comments on the Messenger story from Oct 24, 2009, titled 14-year-old shot, killed Friday night. In it, Messenger reports that:

Danville police found a 14-year-old boy lying at the 500 block of Madison Street with a gunshot wound to the chest around 11:50 p.m. Friday, authorities said.

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Terrie Ann Davis

Kathleen, GA

#1 Oct 27, 2009
what was a 14 years old child doing out that tie of nite alone and where were the parents. I have three boys myself. My kids are 20,19,16 and I stay on them all the time.I tell them do not want to be grown before your time and about do not deal with the wrong crowd and party's. If we as parents lead our children in the right path so much of this would not be going on send the kids to school and church tell they will do better in life and i know they will. Give God some of your time and you will see good things happen.
wish i never moved here

United States

#2 Oct 27, 2009
You've never been to danville have you terri ann? I think you're expecting a little much of the people around here.
A better way

Waynesboro, VA

#3 Oct 28, 2009
There's a right way to raise kids and a wrong way. Too many parents in this city give the raising of their kids no more consideration than if they had a litter of puppies. As soon as they get big enough they send them out on the streets and they wonder why they get in trouble, get killed or turn up pregnant. Too many baby daddies and baby momas without the common sense to stop fooling around with everything that comes up to them. And their kids will probably be even worse than this generation. I agree with you Ms. Davis in that they need parents who will give them time, make sure they do good in school and are raised in a real church. But Danville - the City of Churches - has too many churches that are nothing but social or political gathering halls. The Gospel of Christ isn't on their agenda and they don't care about the lost living in their backyards. They're simply clubs for the clubing crowd. The Christians in this area have failed in their commission and they turn a blind eye to what is going on around them.
jones kimberly5

United States

#4 Oct 31, 2009
my heart goes out to the family and to exspecialy his mom. MY Mom has lost a child and the look on her face when she talks about her makes me want to cry yes she was my sister however she was her child.please lets not be to heasty to put blame lets all pray please.
cook_tanjaneace0 9

Ashburn, VA

#5 Oct 31, 2009
Sorry for the lost of your loved 1 i send prayers out 2 the whole family..
nobody needs to know

Danville, VA

#6 Feb 7, 2010
they called him coco and it was a party thats why he was out late. they stared shooting and he ran out he was going back to get his little sister and brother so he went back across the street and was shot you have no heart if you have a bad comment because he had friends like me who googles his name and cant get him out there head so forget anyone who has anything bad to say about him

Stafford Springs, CT

#7 Feb 24, 2010
Unfortunately, some parents have to work extra jobs, or go back to school while working just to put food on the table. We call ourselves civilized here in America, however, we can take lessons from other countries. In Denmark, there is virtually no crime. When asked about this, it was attributed to their citizens being healthy and educated. Children are free to play outdoors without fear. Mothers leave their babies outside, UNATTENDED in the fresh air and sunshine to nap in their strollers without any worries. Daycare is super affordable, and not only is college paid for, students get paid to go. If you become unemployed, you can receive up to 90 percent of your salary for 4 years. People are encouraged to go into professions that they enjoy, not for the money, because the more you make, the more taxes you have to pay. Oh, did I mention free health care for every citizen? And we call ourselves civilized...Perhaps, if we adopted these practices, we can get back to the business of raising healthy, happy children and some, if not all of this violence may cease.

Danville, VA

#8 Apr 2, 2010
that was messed up knowing coco was so cool
but nw he is in a betta place r.i.p coco i
miss u

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