Vigil held for Wichita toddler who died in accidental shooting

WICHITA, Kansas – Friends and family came together Sunday to remember the life of a Wichita toddler who was accidentally shot and killed earlier this week.

More than 25 people gathered in front of the house in the 1300 block of North Pennsylavania, where 19-month-old Ty’Marion Blacknell lived.

Those who turned out for the vigil lit candles and said prayers for their fallen loved one.

Carlos Cherry is Ty’Marion’s grandfather.

He spoke about what he’ll miss most about the little boy he loved so much.

“He was my life, my whole life, he made my whole world every day, anything he could do to make you smile he was going to do it, he was a wonderful child,” said Cherry.

Ty’Marion was accidentally shot when his four-year-old brother pulled the trigger causing the shot to go through the drawer. The shot hit Ty’Marion in the chest.

Wichita Police are still investigating the shooting, than they’ll hand the case over to the District Attorney’s office to see if any charges will be filed.

A fund to donate to the family has been set up through the Medical Community Credit Union.

 

 

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