UPDATE: Candlelight vigil planned to remember teen shot Sunday night

Monday, July 15, 2013 | 3:37 p.m. CDT; updated 2:00 p.m. CDT, Friday, June 20, 2014

*This story has been updated to reflect the family's preferred spelling of Tre'Veon J. Marshall.

COLUMBIA — A candlelight vigil is planned for Monday evening in McKee Park so friends and family can pay their respects to Tre'Veon* J. Marshall, a 17-year-old who was fatally shot Sunday night in McKee Park.

Marshall was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead at 12:31 a.m. Monday, according to a news release from the Columbia Police Department.

Officers were sent at 11:44 p.m. Sunday to McKee Park, where Marshall was found, according to Columbia police spokeswoman Latisha Stroer. McKee Park is in northeast Columbia near Clark and Ballenger lanes.

Marshall was a student at Hickman High School until January, said Michelle Baumstark, a spokeswoman for Columbia Public Schools. 

Paula Schneider, who lives near McKee Park, said she thinks a city-imposed curfew could help prevent crime, but parents also need to take responsibility.

"Ultimately, it's up to" parents, Schneider said. "When it gets dark I make sure my boys are inside. I believe if you're a parent, you have a responsibility for your kids."

Shawn Gilliam, who also lives near the park, said the park is a popular hangout spot for children. Gilliam said she doesn't feel unsafe in the neighborhood.

"It's like anything else," she said. "You have to be careful who you talk to. When you get situations like this all the time, it makes it harder to open up (to other people)."

There was no suspect information as of Monday morning, and no arrests had been made.

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