Red River High School will be the site Saturday of a homegoing celebration for Kier Jackson. He died last Wednesday of gunshot wound suffered during a neighborhood basketball game.
A balloon release was held Saturday night in Kier Jackson’s neighborhood, where the shooting took place. Friends and neighbors gathered. Many spoke of the promising young man whose life was ended. And a local minister admonished parents to do a better job of keeping up with their kids to prevent similar incidents in the future.
Large blue mylar balloons spelling K-I-E-R along with dozens of red balloons were released as the gathering ended.
The sheriff’s department continues to investigate the shooting. Chief Deputy Greg Moore told The Journal on Tuesday that they are still investigating what happened and there was no more information that they could make public at this time. Earlier the department confirmed the shooting but did not say if it was accidental.
Services for Kier Jackson will be held at Red River High, where he was scheduled to graduate next spring. There will be visitation from 9:00 until 11:00 am. The Funeral service begins at 11:00.
Photo courtesy of Reporter Timmy Lane