17-year-old Cheyanne Bond had just graduated from high school and had plans to study Nursing this Fall.
All that changed when she was shot execution style while walking with her ex-boyfriend.
Investigators said teen was walking along West Side Park on South 17th Street in Newark with her ex-boyfriend Sunday night when both teens were shot.
Cheyanne was killed, but her ex-boyfriend survived.
“Just happened to be at the wrong place at the wrong time,” Michael Bond said.
Cheyanne had graduated from Malcolm X Shabazz High School in Newark just nine days ago.
“She just graduated, she was about to go to college,” said friend Latayjsia Wilson. “She was a real nice girl, that’s why I never thought it would be her.”
“She was just about to start her real life as an adult, going to college and now it’s been taken from her,” said family friend Trishema Ratcliffe. “I’m just hoping they can find justice for her and find the person that did it.”
The news of Cheyanne’s murder is especially unsettling, as this was the third homicide in a 24-hour period in the city.
Police are offering a $12,000 reward for any information that leads to an arrest in the case.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office tip line at (877) 847-7432 or the Newark Police Department tip line at (877) 695-8477.
(Photo/Video Source: CBS2)