NEW PORT RICHEY (FOX 13) - Dozens of people gathered Monday night in Sims Park in Pasco County to honor the 17 lives lost at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last week. Many were wearing red and had an 18th victim in their hearts, 14 year old Christian Robinson.
“Chris was he was a good kid always made sure you had a smile on your face,” said close friend Jarell Watt.
Robinson passed away Saturday, the victim of a gunshot wound to the head just days earlier.
“I don’t think there's any word that could explain it honestly it hurts a lot of people,” Watt said.
“It has to stop this was senseless to take a 14 year old boys life, he was ready to go to high school,” said Tanya Robinson, Christian’s mother.
Robinson says she’s still numb over the loss of her son. She tells Fox 13 she’ll never celebrate Valentine’s Day the same again.
“Valentines but like just going to be like memorial for Chris every valentine’s day,” she said. “I just want justice for my son.”
Deputies are continuing to look for Robinson’s killer. Deputies say the shooter was in the car following the one Robinson was in with 3 other friends. They pulled into a small cul de sac and deputies say the driver of the trailing car, an older model Mazda Protégé opened fire.
"I want to make sure that nobody else, this doesn't happen this senseless crime, doesn't happen to another child,” Robinson said.