A 13-year-old boy was murdered in the middle of the afternoon.
His mother is pleading for anyone to come forward with information on who shot and killed her youngest son.
Quintonia Chisholm says Monne Johnson-Chisholm, her son, called her Sunday afternoon just seconds after being shot in the back.
“He said, ‘Mommy they shot me you got to find me,” says Chisholm.
The Newport News mother found her youngest son a few blocks from their home, lying on the sidewalk and bleeding from his back.
“It’s the conversation I will always remember. That was the last thing. That conversation was the last thing I heard him say,” says Chisholm.
The 13-year-old died at the hospital.
“It’s quite not real yet this a.m. I still woke up to get him ready for school just really remembered that he wasn't in school,” says Chisholm.
Monne's best friend tells NewsChannel 3 the two were walking around the East End neighborhood when they heard gunshots from behind this corner store.
The 15-year-old pretended to be dead after being shot in the arm.
Even during the day, the high school student says he could not see who was shooting at them.
While he fears for his own life, he's devastated with the death of his best friend.
The teen is now comforting Monne's mother after being released from the hospital.
“There’s really nothing anybody can do that’s going to help,” she says.
Unless her son's killer is brought to justice.
“It would bring me closure. I know my son would want that just tell somebody just come out,” says Chisholm.
Anyone with information about what happened can call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP. Callers can remain anonymous.