Latest homicide victim a high school senior on his way to work

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- The latest homicide victim in South Bend was a Clay High School senior. He was just 18-years-old when he was shot early Wednesday morning while riding his bike to work.

Nathan Hall was shot in the head around 12:45 a.m. in the 1400 block of North Adams Street.

Emergency responders rushed him to Memorial Hospital, but Hall didn't survive.

"15, 16, 17-year-olds. They're getting younger every day," said resident Cheryl Owens.

Owens says parents need to pay more attention to their children.

She says young kids wander her neighborhood at all hours of the night.

"It's a shame all these people keep getting shot for no reason. It eats me up inside, because they're young, and they have nothing else to do," said Owens.

"It starts in the home," said resident Darwin Smith.

Smith also shares those concerns.

Upset by the sudden outbreak in violence, he's calling on families to step up and remind their kids of the differences between right and wrong.

"It's not worth it. It's not worth you taking somebody's life or you going to jail for the rest of your life. Senseless," said Smith.

Police need help to solve this crime. If you have any information, call Crime Stoppers at 574-288-STOP or 800-342-STOP.

Clay High School Principal Mansour Eid released the following statement:

Clay High School has just learned that Nathaniel Hall is the latest victim of an act of senseless violence. Nate was a senior with a jovial personality loved by all. He was highly active in Clay athletics, participating in basketball, baseball, and tennis.  He was always positive and encouraged his teammates to do their best both on or off the court and field. He was on track to graduate with his class in June. Nate's good heart earned him the respect of peers and teachers alike. He will be dearly missed.

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