SAN ANTONIO – The family of Demontray Mackey, 17, mourned the loss of the teen. They gathered at Sunrise Park Saturday evening for a balloon release.
"My son was always happy he was all smiles always cracking jokes," said his grieving mother.
Mackey and his brother, Chrishaw King, were sitting next to each other when gun fire rang out.
According to Mackey’s step-father, Mackey died in King’s arms.
"It’s hard though. I want him to know that I love him,” said his sister, Marcicia Simmons.
The brothers were with three other men in a Taurus Tuesday morning when they were ambushed by someone hiding in a nearby culvert. All five men were shot, Mackey and Ishmael Haywood, 20, died.
San Antonio police said the incident was not random, and believe gang involvement may have led to the shooting.