Friends, family, and staff gather at vigil to remember boy hit by car

Friends, family, and Greiffenstein Elementary School staff gathered to remember Alvin. (KSN News)

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Alvin Gunter, 11, who died Monday after being hit by a car Saturday night, is being remembered Wednesday.

Gunter was killed when crossing 13th Street in northeast Wichita Saturday evening. Another boy was also hit and is in stable condition.

On Wednesday afternoon, friends, family, and staff from Alvin’s school, Greiffenstein Elementary School, gathered outside for a memorial.

A picture of Alvin was placed by tree, and people wrote messages on a card. Those in attendance prayed together.

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On Tuesday, KSN talked to Alvin’s family. They just want everyone to remember Alvin for his energy and care.

“He was a compassionate kid,” Eliza Gunter, Alvin’s mother said. “He’s always worried about somebody else.”

“He played two sports with me,” said Jesse Gunter, Alvin’s brother. “He played football basketball, and we used to play hide-and-go-seek.”

KSN’s Ashonti Ford was at the memorial and will more on KSN News.


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