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Cairo superintendent: Second victim in deadly shooting 'improving every day'


The second victim, a 16-year-old student, in a deadly shooting in Mounds, Ill. is improving and getting better every day, according to Cairo Superintendent Andrea Evers.

Myron Jordan, also a 16-year-old Cairo student, lost his life in the shooting.

Jordan was a basketball player and Evers said it was a boost to morale for the team to hear the news that they've received the Du Quoin Tip Off Tournament Good Sportsmanship Award.

According to Evers, the school district is working to council the students and rally together.

Several community meetings to promote peace are planned for Cairo and Mounds in the future.

There are still more questions than answers weeks after the deadly shooting.

Authorities with the Illinois State Police still have no arrests and have released no new information about a possible suspect, suspects, motive or what lead up to the shooting near Blanche and 2nd street on November 26.

Friends say they are still deeply saddened by the loss of 16-year-old Myron Jordan.

People in both communities call for peace and an end to the violence.

"It is crazy because I have a 13-year-old son and I don't want him walking in the street because of the threats, said LaShawna Johnson of Mounds. "People that live a few miles a part can't get along. Why? It is ridiculous it's time for change and for people to come together. We shouldn't have to live like this."

Some call it a long standing rivalry between Cairo and Mounds, and many call for peace.

"Just for my own safety," said Jalisa Bell. "It is hard thinking what's gonna be next. Kids need to get an education. In the streets, there is no love in the streets."

Mounds will hold a peace march starting on Saturday, Dec. 13 at 11 for all communities. They are meeting at the city park.

Meanwhile the community of Cairo is also planning meetings to curb violence according to pastors and people in city hall.

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