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ONLY ON 3: Family, teachers remember teen killed in weekend shooting

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CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) - UPDATE: The community is remembering the life of a teen shot to death over the weekend.

It happened around 5:00 Sunday afternoon on the 800 block of N. Germantown Road.

The fresh cut grass outside Theresa Provens home is a reminder of how her life changed within a matter of minutes.

Her son, Kentrell Provens, spent Sunday afternoon mowing the lawn.

“He got through cutting the grass and when he got done, he laid on my bed and said, ‘Mama, I love you,'” she said.

It would be the last time she heard her son say those words.

Kentrell was shot to death two hours later while walking down a nearby street with a friend. Theresa doesn't believe he son was the intended victim.

“One of his friends had gotten to fighting and they were shooting the friend,” she added.

Theresa remembers her son's dream to one day own his own restaurant. She says he loved to cook pancakes and eggs for breakfast.

“He cooks and when he cooks, he cooks on high. So the pancakes were always burnt!” she said laughing.

Kentrell was ready to learn as much as he could about his craft by taking Leon Rice's Culinary Arts class at Brainerd High School. Smith remembers Kentrell as a phenomenal student who was ready to learn.

“He would say, ‘What are we doing today?' And I would say, ‘Well, we've got some banquets we've gotta do.' And he was very excited about it because he knew if he got those hands-on skills that would add to his expertise,” Rice said.

As investigators work to track down Kentrell's shooter, his family and friends remember the teen for his personality and big dreams.

PREVIOUS STORY: A little before 5 o'clock Sunday afternoon, Chattanooga police and EMS were called to the 800 block of North Germantown Road on reports a person had been shot. 

When officers arrived they found a teenage boy with a gunshot wound. He was transported to a local hospital. Police say his injuries could possibly be life-threatening.

Police have not released if the suspected shooter is in custody.

Chattanooga Police ask anyone with information regarding this crime to call 423-698-2525.  The investigation is ongoing. 
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