Park to Be Named After Boy Killed in NJ High School Football Game Shooting

The Micah “Dew” Tennant Park will be located in the Atlantic City neighborhood the boy called home

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A New Jersey park named after a 10-year-old boy who was killed in a shooting at a high school football game will open over Memorial Day weekend.

The Micah “Dew” Tennant Park will be located in the boy's neighborhood in Atlantic City, Mayor Marty Small Sr. announced Monday. The city will install a new playground area, a water feature and resurfaced basketball courts before the dedication, reported.

Micah Tennant, a 10-year-old boy, died from his injuries after he was shot during a high school game. Pleasantville and Camden high schools honored the boy as they played the remainder of their matchup at Lincoln Financial Field.

Tennant, who was also known as “DJ Dew,” was shot in the neck when gunfire erupted in the stands during a Nov. 15 game between Pleasantville and Camden. He died five days later, just hours before the game was resumed.

A 15-year-old boy was also grazed in the incident.

Six men were charged in the shooting, including a 27-year-old man who was shot. Authorities have said he was targeted by the shooter.

The man accused of firing the shots, Alvin Wyatt, pleaded not guilty last month to murder, two counts of attempted murder and two weapons offenses.

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