Friends, family remember South Shore hit-and-run victim Jaylen Ausley as “positive light”

CHICAGO (CBS) — A poignant second in reminiscence of a younger hit and run victim; mates and family paid tribute Friday to 23-year-old Jaylen Ausley, considered one of three males killed outdoors a South Shore bar on Sunday.

Four males had been hit by a automobile outdoors of Jeffery Pub early Sunday morning, killing three of them. The driver who plowed into them fled the scene.

At the memorial for her son, Nichelle Weathers stated Ausley was within the mistaken place on the mistaken time.

“Jaylen didn’t deserve what happened, and I want to be sure that, no matter what everyone knows, that my son has always been a positive influence on everybody. He’s been a positive light,” Nichelle Weathers stated.

The commemoration was held on the Gary Comer Youth Center at 72nd and Ingleside in Greater Grand Crossing, throughout a back-to-school block celebration.

Ausley was a mentor on the youth heart. A graduate of the University of Michigan, he had goals of attending an Ivy League grad faculty.

The different two males killed within the hit-and-run had been 27-year-old Devonta Vivetter, and 25-year-old Donald Huey.

Police have stated the motive force who hit them seemed to be dashing, and investigators imagine the crash was intentional. Jeffery Pub is a Black-owned homosexual bar, however police have stated they have no proof but that the assault was a hate crime.

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