Second mural in Des Moines dedicated to teen killed by stray bullet
Catch up quick: Jieng, 14, was riding in a car with his sister near Keosauqua Way and 12th Street in Des Moines when he was shot in the head. He died about a week later.
- Police still have no suspects and have said Jieng did nothing to provoke the violence.
State of play: Jieng's parents are Sudanese refugees who moved to Des Moines shortly before he was born. He lived with his mom and six siblings in the neighborhood.
What's happening: Artist Jordan Weber first memorialized Jieng last year in a mural on Oakridge's basketball court.
- This one is an evolution of the first and depicts foliage from the home countries of many of Oakridge's residents — where refugees from at least 26 countries live.
Go see it: It's being painted across an entire side of one of the neighborhood's most visible apartment buildings — facing Blank Children's Hospital, where he died.
- Building 301, along Center Street, between 14th and 15th streets.
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