One of the walk organizers, Steven Tarver, works with youth in the community. He said he hopes this loss will help stop violence and bring people together.
"Hopefully, as I said, this brings more light to our struggle, and brings people back into understanding that our youth need something to keep them from making bad choices," Tarver said.
Students like Aeris Jackson and Issence Jones are walking to heal.
"We had a class together and it's not going to be the same without him," Jones said.
Jackson said he had gone to get a haircut in Mounds when he got shot.
"It's hard. It is painful," Jackson said.
Jordan played basketball for the school. Coach Brian Bradtner said he had taken Jordan to practice that Wednesday. He said Friday's game was hard to play.
"We cried for a couple hours got on the bus, and played the game. As tough as it was we got through it together," Jones said.
Together, the underlying reason for this walk. Walk organizer Steven Tarver said rivalries between neighboring towns has gone too far.
"If we come together on an emotional high, I'm hoping that people will remain on that high to help better our community," Tarver said.
He said there's a need for more character-building activities for teens, and less violence.
Cairo Junior Senior High School held a candle light vigil for Jordan Sunday.
Community members said another teen with Jordan that day was also shot. No word on his condition. Illinois state police is handling the investigation.
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