“You need to put down everything, all this gang violence,” Lucki Pannell’s mother said Monday evening, standing on the front porch where her daughter was shot and killed just over a week ago. “This is my baby.”
Friends, family and community members filled the sidewalk outside the Pannell’s home Monday night for a candlelight vigil with church hymns, memories of the vivacious teen, and pleas to end street violence of the sort that killed Pannell.
The vigil began with a half mile walk from Cardozo High School, where Pannell was a senior.
A memorial service for Pannell is planned for Tuesday morning.
If you can not attend the vigil but wish to participate, you can send memories and comments to Homicide Watch through Twitter by using #Lucki.
Columbia Heights homicide victim Lucki Pannell will be remembered next week with a vigil at her high school and a memorial service at Greater First Baptist Church.
Homicide Watch reader RBerger sent the following dates in:
Vigil: Monday (02.28) @ 5pm in the Cardozo High Stadium (Euclid and 13th Street)
Viewing: Tuesday (03.01) 930-11am Greater First Baptist Church (Fairmont and 13th Street)
Memorial: Tuesday (03.01) 11-12noon Greater First Baptist Church (Fairmont and 13th Street)
Homicide Watch has confirmed the viewing and memorial at Greater First Baptist Church and has a call in to Cardozo to confirm the vigil. We’ll keep you posted.
Eighteen year old Lucki Pannell was killed in Columbia Heights Saturday night when an unknown man walked up to her home and started shooting at the porch where she was sitting. Two young men who were with Pannell were injured in the shooting.
Here’s a links round-up from the holiday weekend.
Councilman Jim Graham released the following statement today about the shooting death of Lucki Pannell Saturday night in Columbia Heights.
Dear Friends, MPD tells me that about 7 PM someone walked up to a house on the 3000 block of Sherman and shot three people, two adult males and a juvenile female. MPD states that the juvenile died from the shooting. The two males—conscious and breathing—are in the hospital, wounded.
That’s what 17-year-old Lucki Pannell told the Facebook community she was doing at about 7 p.m. Saturday night. Four hours later the first memorial messages started rolling in.
Lucki, I heard the shots but never thought they was for you. We shared endless laughs. Babygirl you in a better place, while you were here you left a lasting impact. Save me a spot. I send my condolences to your family. Your voice will forever ring in my head. Your joans will forever make me laugh. I love you son. #
aye yung dis shit is too impossible to believe man….i cnt get over the fact dat i wont c yu no more…I luv yu lil cuz Rest In Paradise…nd watchn over us all we luv yu #
Wow rest in peace lucki!! I remember taking you home after basketball practice when you played at Marie Reed….so sad.. #
have not released the identity of the victim of a triple shooting in Columbia Heights early Saturday night. Friends of Pannell have taken to Facebook and Twitter to share their grief for the Columbia Heights teen.