RAW: Students, teachers remember educator, 64, gunned down in Chicago crossfire

Posted at 7:18 PM, Oct 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-17 19:18:01-04

CHICAGO (WBBM/CNN) -  Loved ones, students and fellow educators gathered to remember to a Chicago teacher who was gunned down on Friday. 

Cynthia Trevillion, 64, was walking to catch a train to dinner with her husband when gunshots rang out. Caught in the crossfire of a drive-by shooting, Trevillion was struck in the neck and died the same night at a hospital. 

The school where she taught canceled classes on Tuesday so colleagues and students could attend her funeral. 

Some are calling for action against violence. "I know for her, for myself as well, and for her friends that this violence, if it can become more conscious and if there can be some action around that, I think that could be also part of her legacy,” said colleague Mary Jo Oresti. 

"I don't know that I've processed that yet. I'm still, you know, in mourning and not looking, you know, towards what impact this is going to have,” said colleague Dzvinka Hayda.  

Hundreds of mourners who never knew Trevillion gathered Monday night outside the "L" train station where she was killed.  A celebration of her life is planned for Saturday. 

Chicago surpassed the 500 mark in homicides for the year during the month of September.  

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