NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Mourners gathered Monday at the funeral for a 1-year-old victim of gun violence.
Davell Gardner, Jr. was shot and killed while sitting in a stroller outside Raymond Bush Playground on July 12.READ MORE: Foo Fighters Rock MSG In First Full-Capacity Show In New York City Since Most COVID-19 Restrictions Lifted
The service was held at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Bedford-Stuyvesant.
Rev. Al Sharpton delivered Davell’s eulogy, calling for accountability and an end to the violence.
The boy’s grief stricken father spoke about the devastating loss.READ MORE: Driver Wanted After Jeep Plows Into Family On Bronx Sidewalk; 'Car Sped Up To Hit Us,' Witness Says
“It was such a great experience being a first time father and having a son,” said Davell Gardner, Sr. “They took my family.”
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Three other people were also hurt in the shooting.