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Candlelight vigil held in honor of Sinton student, Gavin McFarland

Posted at 10:38 PM, Jun 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-24 23:38:59-04

The Sinton community gathered this evening to honor Gavin McFarland.

KRIS 6 news reporter Greg chandler was in Sinton. He tells us Gavin’s death still hasn’t sunk in.

“Can’t believe he’s gone…”
“He didn’t deserve to go that way…”

That’s just some of what friends are saying about 16-year-old Gavin McFarland.

Gavin was honored with a candlelight procession and vigil this evening.
mourners made their way from Sinton Elementary where his mother teaches, to Pirate Stadium, where Gavin excelled in both football and track.

Gavin’s father John McFarland participated in a wheelchair. he was also wounded in the shooting.
We spoke with Krista Boscamp, Gavin’s neighbor and classmate, and asked her to tell me who Gavin was.

“Gavin McFarland was one of the nicest, most hardworking. He was a great gentleman,” Boscamp exclaimed, “It’s so sad to see him go. He was one of my favorite people to be around. Just being around made the whole room easier and more fun to be around. he was also a great dancer.”

Gavin McFarland would have been a junior in the fall. His family, friends, classmates, and teammates are all shocked he’s gone.

Grief counselors were on the sinton high school campus today to help those overcome by this tragedy.