Trevonte Marks, a 10th grader at Charter High School for Architecture and Design, was identified as one of the victims of a triple shooting that occurred on Thursday evening in South Philadelphia, according to the Philadelphia Police Department.
The homicide of the 15-year-old happened at 7:34 p.m. on the 1200 block of South 15th Street. The two other male victims, a 16-year-old and a 20 year-old, were shot twice. Police are withholding their names for safety reasons.
The school said Trevonte was well liked by students, staff and administration, and will be remembered for his smile.
“The entire Architecture and Design Charter High School family sends our thoughts and prayers to those who loved and cared for Mr. Trevonte Marks,” the school said in a statement on its website. “This tragedy has left us all grieving. Mr. Marks was a leader and friend to many. He showed up to school day, ready to work.”
Law enforcement said three suspects exited a vehicle in the area and began shooting at the victims. A total of 41 rounds were fired during the incident.
The school plans to partner with the School District of Philadelphia’s trauma support team, Every Murder is Real Healing Center and the police department to provide support for any who may need support.
Police have not arrested any suspects.