LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – Hundreds gathered at Shawnee High School to remember two young men gunned down just hours apart during the Christmas holiday.
Dante Newsome and Charles Fambrough, both 20-years-old, were both graduates of Shawnee High School. Both young men played basketball together and shared mutual friends.
Newsome was gunned down on Christmas Eve across from his alma mater on West Market Street while Fambrough was shot dead in the 2400 block of Portland Avenue in the wee hours of Christmas morning.
The remembrance vigil served as an outlet for friends and family to express their grief while finding solace on such sad occasion.
“The way his attitude was it just kept everybody alive and vibrant,” a friend of Newsome’s said. “If you’re sad, he’s going to keep you smiling. It’s just sad that he’s gone.”
“He was a good boy. He graduated here from Shawnee,” Fambrough’s mother Barbara said. “I just don’t know why somebody would take and just shoot him down.”
More seats were opened up during the vigil due to an overwhelming show of support from the men’s friends and families.
Police are still investigating the homicides and no arrests have been made.
If you have any additional information, you are asked to call Louisville Metro Police at 574-LMPD.