Teenager fatally shot outside Dorchester high school

The high school student who was shot and killed outside the Jeremiah E. Burke High School early Wednesday afternoon has been identified as 17-year-old Raekwon Brown.

Brown was one of four people shot outside the high school. The other three victims, two teenagers and a 67-year-old woman, survived.

Raekwon Brown

Raekwon Brown

After struggling academically during his first years at school, Burke school principal Lindsa McIntyre told the Boston Globe that Brown, a junior at the school, had earned an A in biology and a B in math this school year.

More than 100 people turned out for a¬†vigil for Brown, and friends and community members¬†erected a memorial for him near the school.

Neighbors and business owners near the school told the Globe that Brown was polite and respectful. Family members said he was also known to be a prankster at home, and friends remembered him as a laid-back person who enjoyed music and dancing.

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