BALTIMORE (WJZ)– Classmates and teammates of a Baltimore City College High School student are mourning after their beloved friend became of a victim of Baltimore’s violence.
Ray Glasgow III, a junior and two-sport athlete at City College High School, died after he and another man were shot in Southeast Baltimore.
“He was a role model,” one teammate told WJZ Investigator Mike Hellgren. “I loved him, and I can’t believe he’s gone.”
Glasgow became Baltimore’s 95th homicide of the year Saturday night. Police say the 17-year-old and an 18-year-old man who has not been identified yet, were shot on Eden Street, near Perkins Homes around 6 p.m.
Police say they don’t believe the victims were the intended targets.
Homicide detectives are searching for a white car, believed to be a Nissan Altima, that may have been involved.
“We’re not going to rest till the person responsible for this is behind jail,” Baltimore Police Commissioner Darryl De Sousa said.
Football and lacrosse teammates of Glasgow said he had dreams of playing college lacrosse and was a brother and friend to many.
Other high school classmates say they’ll remember Glasgow’s smile, the way he’d walk down the hall with his lacrosse stick, and how he made them laugh.
City College parent Julie Whitcomb said, “It’s just so frightening. No one’s immune. I’m scared for my kid.”
Many students wore t-shirts with his picture, including his prom photo taken two weeks ago.
“He was an achiever… You can’t predict or prepare for this,” said Coach Anthony “Merc” Ryan.
A vigil for Glasgow was set for 6:30 p.m. Monday at City Springs Elementary/Middle School, which is located at 100 South Caroline Street.
The City Knights opted to play the Baltimore City Division A boys lacrosse title game Monday versus Mervo.
“We were playing for Ray. That’s all he ever talked about. He was ready for this championship,” teammate Makai Cummings said.
Ray Glasgow II wore his son’s jersey as the team fought hard in a loss to Mervo.
“I was proud of them. It took enough courage just to come out here,” Coach Ryan said.