19-year-old killed in Everman park shooting

- A 19-year-old man was shot and killed at Pittman Park in Everman on Wednesday night.

The Everman Police Department is still investigating the events that led up to Kelvin Hayes’ death. Officers found him surrounded by a large crowd of people on the basketball court around 9:30 p.m.

He had been shot multiple times and died at the hospital, police said, despite attempts at the scene and by first responders to save his life.

Friends and relatives of Hayes gathered on Thursday night to release balloons at the Pitman basketball court in his memory. He leaves behind four siblings. One of his sisters said he went to the park to play basketball after he got off work at Chicken Express. 

Hayes’ family said the teen was preparing attend Tyler Junior College in the upcoming weeks.

The police department said several agencies were called in after the shooting to help control the crowd. The Texas Rangers and the Tarrant County District Attorney’s Office are also helping with the investigation.

“This is still a very active investigation and in the best interest of seeking justice for Kelvin Hayes and his family, we are only able to release certain information,” Everman PD said. “Our hearts go out to his family and friends.”

Hayes lived in Fort Worth.

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