Between the two friends, DiAndre Barnes was the better football player, said Abdul Sannie.
"He had the best arm. He could throw very far," Abdul, 14, said in their West Baltimore neighborhood. "We used to play in a big field through those houses."
But Abdul, who said he had known DiAndre since he was 5 years old, will never find out if he could ever match his friend's skills. The 13-year-old was gunned down Saturday morning in West Baltimore, according to police.
Abdul, along with several dozen people from the community and the Baltimore Police Department, gathered Monday evening at 900 Pennsylvania Ave., where DiAndre was shot, to honor the teen's...