WADESBORO, N.C. — It’s been nearly two years since gun violence shattered the lives of two local talented teens.
In January 2020, gunshots rang out after a pickup basketball game in Wadesboro, killing 16-year-old Malik Byrd. His cousin, Chrishaun Hough, survived the shooting and has been in a wheelchair ever since.
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On Friday night, Chrishaun took to the football field at Anson High School to honor Malik on what would have been his high school senior night.
Chrishaun Hough ready to take the field on what would be his cousin, Malik Byrd’s senior night. Malik was shot & killed after a basketball game at a Wadesboro church.— Genevieve Curtis (@GenevieveWSOC9) October 23, 2021
Chrishaun, was paralyzed.
No one has been arrested.
Tonight Anson High honored Malik’s memory, 11 on @wsoctv pic.twitter.com/wPISXI9xfc
“I miss him everyday. It doesn’t get any easier,” Chrishaun said. “Everything I do is for Malik.”
>> In the video at the top of the page, Channel 9′s Genevieve Curtis explains how Malik’s teammates will carry on the dreams he had before his life was cut short.
(WATCH BELOW: Wadesboro police, community come together on the basketball court)
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