Friends and family are grieving the tragic loss of two Louisiana natives who were killed in a school shooting in Nashville, Tennessee.
Josiah Patterson, 18, and Kaemon Robinson, 15, were both students at Pearl Cohn High School in Nashville. They were fatally shot in a school hallway on April 10th.
The news of their passing has been a shock to their community back home in Louisiana. Josiah’s mother, Alesia Patterson, told local news outlets, “My son was a wonderful, loving, funny, caring young man. He was always smiling, and he always had a way of making people laugh.”
Kaemon’s family shared a heartfelt statement, “Our hearts are broken. Kaemon was a bright light, full of life, laughter, and love. He was taken from us too soon, but we know that we are blessed to have had him in our lives.”
The families are thankful for the outpouring of love and support from their community. People have come together to organize fundraisers in both Louisiana and Tennessee to help support the families.
The shooting also serves as a reminder of the importance of gun control. It has sparked a conversation about the need for stricter gun laws and better mental health resources.
The two families are also asking for prayers during this difficult time. “We ask that you pray for comfort and peace for our families, as we deal with this unimaginable loss,” Kaemon’s family said.
Josiah and Kaemon’s deaths are a heartbreaking reminder of the urgent need for gun reform. We must come together to ensure that no other families have to endure this kind of tragedy.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of Josiah and Kaemon. May their memories be a blessing.