Vigil planned for 2-year-old killed in shooting

By: NewsCenter 16 Staff Email
By: NewsCenter 16 Staff Email

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- A community dealing with the heartbreak of having a toddler killed by gunfire in their neighborhood will meet for a vigil Thursday.

They'll gather just blocks away from the front yard, where 2-year-old John Swoveland Jr. was playing when he was killed by a stray bullet two weeks ago.

Two men have been arrested since the shooting.

Robert Griffin, 19, is charged with murder, and Xavier Primm, 23, with assisting a criminal.

A memorial for Swoveland has been set up in Coquillard Park, ahead of the vigil scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the 1200 block of Campaeu Street.

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