Nelson Hopkins Jr. to be remembered with prayer vigil and walk Wednesday night

Wednesday will mark a full year since Nelson Hopkins Jr. was gunned down while walking home from a bus stop near 54th and Lydia. Hopkins, a 17-year-old Alta Vista Charter High School student, had a college application in his pocket.

Hopkins’ family will honor his memory with a prayer vigil and candlelit walk at the scene of the murder. The celebration of Hopkins’ life starts at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Rockhurst Community Center (5401 Troost Avenue). The walk will commence at 8:30 p.m. If you can make it, go.

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