DENVER — The two men shot and killed outside the Eritrean Community Event Center on Sunday have been identified.
According to the Denver Office of the Medical Examiner, 26-year-old Kendrick Shaw and 31-year-old Rocca Guyton were killed in the shooting.
The shooting also left a woman seriously injured at the event center near South Monaco Parkway and Leetsdale Drive.
Happening Now – A prayer vigil is underway for Rocca Guyton, nicknamed freckles. He was shot and killed outside a community event center in #Glendale. Kendrick Shaw was also killed in the shooting. No arrests have been made. @KDVR @channel2kwgn pic.twitter.com/xrrbA6bmju
— Kristin Haubrich (@KristinHaubrich) January 30, 2018
“He was a very good guy. His smile was contagious,” said Jewel Cameron, Guyton’s brother.
“Rocca would give, give, give,” said Janice Greenwood, Guyton’s mother. “He would just do that and it didn’t matter if he knew you or not,” Greenwood said.
At 3:30 a.m. Sunday, police said a group of people left the event center. An argument broke out in the parking lot. Then, there was the sound of rapid gunfire.
Before the shooting, a witness saw a man get out of his car and zero in on the group. The family doesn’t know what sparked the fight, or if it was gang related.
But Guyton’s brother remembers warning him.
“I talked to my brother several times, stay away from this person and that person because all you got to do is know someone that’s unliked and you could be the target,” Cameron said.
While nothing will bring their brother, son and father back, the family doesn’t want anyone else to have to experience this type of pain.
“Stop all this foolishness,” Greenwood said. “People going on and on going to this neighborhood and that neighborhood going and killing someone, for what?”
The woman injured in the shooting remains in the hospital.
Anyone with information is asked to call Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867.