Mass Shooting Victim Remembered as Bright, Athletic

First of four victims laid to rest

By Jack Heinbaugh and Pat Collins
|  Tuesday, Apr 6, 2010  |  Updated 6:32 PM EDT
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Remembering Victims of Mass Shooting in D.C.

Tavon Nelson

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Remembering Victims of Mass Shooting in D.C.

Today was the funeral for Tavon Nelson, who died in a drive-by shooting last week in southeast Washington
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The first of four funerals for victims of last week's mass shooting in southeast Washington was held today at the Tenth Street Baptist Church.

Mayor Adrian Fenty and D.C. Council Chairman Vincent Gray were among the politicians attending services for Tavon Nelson, 17.

Tavon was one of four people gunned down in a drive-by shooting, the worst in the city in at least 16 years. He was remembered as a bright, athletic computer whiz who loved ketchup on everything -- even pizza.

The shooting after a funeral last week was described as a retaliation for a retaliation to a shooting over a bracelet. There was a high state of security at Tenth Street Baptist Church Tuesday.

Three suspects are in custody and another person is being sought.

Services for two other victims are planned for Wednesday.

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