Vigil held for Thomas Scott Jr. at Chimborazo Elementary

Posted by Phil Riggan - email

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - A somber gathering in Richmond last night at a Church Hill elementary school where a young man was gunned down just last week.

A candlelight vigil was held for 20-year-old Thomas Scott Jr.

The father of two was shot to death on the playground of Chimborazo Elementary School last week.

A suspect, 20-year-old Anthony Singleton, is in custody for the killing.

Family members tell us the two were life-long friends. Those who attended the service say the cycle of violence and memorial vigils is becoming too routine.

Authorities have told the Richmond Times-Dispatch that Scott and Singleton had been fighting over an item, but didn't reveal what that item was.

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