Family and friends gathered Saturday to remember two teenagers who were murdered a year ago in Gary, Ind.
Mark Skipper, 15, and Kasreeyal Hester, 17, were killed Feb. 5, 2016. They were found fatally shot inside a vehicle in the 800-block of Burr Street, police said.
At a baseball field in Hammond, Ind., balloons were released Saturday to remember the teens.
Skipper’s friends remembered his sense of humor and dreams of becoming a professional athlete. He was a quarterback on the varsity football team at Morton High School in Hammond, Ind.
Hester’s friends said the Gary teen also had dreams of playing in the NFL.
Hester had been out celebrating his birthday with Skipper after picking him up at his home.
It’s unclear why the boys were targeted.
Gary police have not made any arrests.