Davell Samuel Earl Gardner Jr. would be celebrating his second birthday in September. He’d be grasping his bright red Elmo doll, golden brown Teddy bear with crimson bow and probably watching Teletubbies on TV and playing with his mom.

Instead, Elmo and Teddy were sitting side-by-side next to his ashen coffin, white flower arrangements on either side – the normally exuberant young boy was silent as children’s religious tunes played melodiously – a random bullet at a Bedford Stuyvesant cook-out on July 12 saw to it.

A wake was held for 1-year-old and many anti violence residents were on hand at the funeral home. (Photo by Lloyd Mitchell) Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City

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