15-year-old Darrell M. stopped by a back-to-school block party near his Chicago, Illinois home. Darrell was standing on the sidewalk when a gunman opened fire on another man during a foot chase. Darrell was shot twice in the chest. He was pronounced dead at the local hospital.
After moving from Tennessee to Chicago, Darrell's mother always took extra precautions to make sure her children were safe. She drove Darrell to school, football practice, and to the block party where he died.
"We tried to keep him away from what's out there," she said. "He didn't go out. He didn't run the streets."