From NBC Washington: David Robinson, a 19-year-old from Northwest DC was shot and killed Sunday. The cause of the incident, according to reports, was a $200 pair of Nike Rookie athletic shoes. Robinson was visiting a friend with a cousin in far Northeast DC when two men in an SUV pulled up, stole the shoes and shot Robinson.

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Mayor Gray recounted the circumstances of the deadly shooting during a candlelight against gun violence Sunday night at the Shiloh Baptist Church.

“He was being robbed for his Nike tennis shoes,” Gray said. “A life for a pair of Nike tennis shoes? Come on, ladies and gentlemen. It is time for us to be able to end this type of tragic violence in our society.”

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