Racine teen killed 2 days after starting his senior year at Turning Point Academy

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RACINE, Wis. (CBS 58) --  Racine police continuing to investigate the murder of a 17-year-old Racine high school student.

Flowers and candles are sitting on the grass where 17-year-old Jayden Cronin lived. He was shot in the head Friday, Sept 3. near N. Memorial Drive and Woodrow Avenue.

Cronin's mother, Monika Driver, was in Georgia for work that night.

"I went to Facebook and that's when I seen the police out there, picking him up. I called his dad right away and I was screaming in the phone 'Go get my baby,'" Driver said.

Cronin made it to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Driver heard the heartbreaking news over the phone.

"They had me on speaker phone when they came out, they start giving the condolences and said he passed away, I just went crazy and went off from there."

Cronin was coming from a football game when he was shot. Driver says it's still a question who would want to hurt him.

"When they said in the head, I was just ready for it to go a whole another way, but you know it's going work out."

He leaves behind two brothers and his twin sister Jayla.

"I just try to be strong for my kids because they are taking -- because they're taking it hard," Driver said.

She says her strength comes from the community.

"I got a lot of people praying for me, and I thank God for that."

Driver says police are looking for the suspect. Witnesses have come forward with information.

CBS 58 reached out to police, we are waiting to hear back. 

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