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Vigil held for teen football star gunned down at grandfather’s funeral

Terrance Jackson would have turned 16 Wednesday


DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. – Family and friends of a teenager killed in a shooting gathered to say goodbye.

Terrance Jackson was a rising football star at Deerfield Beach High School.

He was attending his grandfather’s funeral Saturday in Riviera Beach when he was shot and killed after a dispute erupted outside the service.

The man alleged to have killed Jackson was gunned down by another man.

“I just want the gun violence to stop,” said Tronicia Jackson, Terrance’s mother. “My baby didn’t have to be shot for anything. He did nothing to no one.”

Terrance Jackson, a 15-year-old Deerfield Beach High School football player, was killed in a shooting that took place during a funeral.
Terrance Jackson, a 15-year-old Deerfield Beach High School football player, was killed in a shooting that took place during a funeral. (WPLG)

Wednesday would have been Jackson’s 16th birthday.

His parents told Local 10 News they are thankful for the support they’ve received and believe they now have a guardian angel watching over them.


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