Volunteers begin planting Tyshaun Cauldwell Memorial Garden

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Volunteers Tuesday began planting the Tyshaun Cauldwell Memorial Garden on Whitney Street in Rochester.

That’s where the 10-year-old was shot and killed by a stray bullet in 2001.

The crime spurred improvements in the JOSANA neighborhood, which is in northwest Rochester.

Organizers plan to put up signs identifying the different flowers and plants in the garden.

They want it to be a place where young people can come to learn, especially the students of Enrico Fermi School No. 17, where Tyshaun went to school.

“Looking at this as a resource within our community here, but also as a resource to our students. This is a safe place, a peaceful place, one of nature,” said Principal Carlos Cotto. “To have it as a place where we can remember Tyshaun Cauldwell and all he stood for, as a model citizen of school 17 as well as just a leader and a role model within this community as a whole.”

Flower City Habitat for Humanity and the Seneca Park Zoo Society are working together on the garden.

The space includes a monument for Tyshaun and a tree planted in his memory.