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Teen Fatally Shot And Killed In California

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Teen Fatally Shot And Killed In California

GILROY, CA (IANS) – An Indian American teenager died after being shot at by an 18-year-old. The perpetrator is presently in police custody here.

A social media post shared by the family members identified the victim as Jackson Kavil who passed away on the night of July 20. The victim was brought to Saint Louise Hospital just before 9 p.m. for medical assistance. After the staff attempted life-saving measures, he was pronounced dead, Kron4 news channel reported, citing Gilroy police.

“It’s with the heaviest hearts, our family is gathered to share the sudden passing of our loved and youngest, Jackson Kavil. Jackson passed away Thursday (July 20) night. He was a comedian who loved to put smiles on everyone’s face. Jackson was genuine and had a huge heart. He will be deeply missed,” Jasmine Kavil, a relative, wrote in a Facebook post.

“During this time, please keep our family in your prayers as we begin to plan his services. We will share the details once they are finalized.”

The comments in the social media post identified Sunny Kavil and Rani as the victim’s parents, hailing from Kaipuzha in Kerala. Kavil’s father owns a restaurant in Gilroy and his mother is a nurse. Jackson was the youngest of four children.

The shooting happened on the 2100 block of Columbine Court, police said. An 18-year-old Gilroy resident, Edwin Sanchez, was identified as a suspect in the homicide, and was taken into custody by the Gilroy Police Department.

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  • Sad to hear the news. My condolences to the parents and family members.

    July 25, 2023
  • Condolences to the family. Another life lost. When will this senseless killing stop? Not before the country comes to grips with the fact – it is guns that kill people: not deranged states of mind; not criminal proclivity; not underage. It is the easy accessibility to guns. That is the common denominator.

    July 25, 2023

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