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Family, classmates and teachers mourn Canyon Springs High student shot and killed Tuesday

Posted at 12:18 AM, Sep 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-14 10:52:05-04

Dozens of people gathered at the corner of Alexander and N. 5th Street near Canyon Springs High School to mourn the loss of 18-year-old Dalvin Brown Thursday night. 

Brown was shot on the northwest corner of campus near the baseball field Tuesday afternoon. The teen was transported to University Medical Center where he later died.

Dozens of his classmates were present for a candlelight ceremony, but so were some of his teachers and coaches who said the teen had a promising future and news of his death has hit their community hard. 

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Gathering around candles carefully arranged in a heart shape on the ground; it was an opportunity for the students to reflect on the loss of their friend. 

One by one they stood in front of a crowd of around 150 people to share their memories of Brown.

Many said he was an athlete who loved basketball and was working hard in the classroom to improve his grades.

No arrests have been made in the case  And police have not given a motive, only saying they believe he was targeted. 

His heartbroken mother, Annie Marshall, pleaded with the crowd not to use her son’s death as a reason to lash out with violence.

"My baby was taken from me by probably another student," she said.  

"If you are feeling rage or anger play basketball. He loved basketball. Think of him. Especially if you love him like I did. I’m going to forever miss my baby."

At times the crowd would yell out or chant "Don't Panic!" a phrase that Brown was apparently known to say. 

Brown's English teacher also addressed the crowd saying she had never met his parents. She went on to add that he was such a well-behaved student she never had reason to call them, but now wished that she had so she could have relayed how special he was.