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Wanda Ridgeway

In memory of Hershel Scriven

On March 9, 2006, my family’s lives changed forever. My dear nephew, Hershel Scriven, a youth minister, was shot while backing out of a driveway. Hershel, along with four others, was returning from seeing The Lion King at our local auditorium. While he was backing out of the driveway, three young men approached the car, and then two men proceeded to shoot into the car, trying to rob them. Hershel was the only one hit. The bullet hit him in his head. Hershel didn’t die right away but after being removed from ventilator, a few days later and shy of his 24th birthday.

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