SURREY (NEWS1130) – An anti-gang forum in Surrey is hoping to make schools and streets safer for teens.

One of the organizers of today’s event is the mother of an innocent bystander murdered in the Surrey Six shootings, the Lower Mainland’s worst gangland slaying.

Chris Mohan was one of two innocent people killed in a Whalley high-rise on October 19, 2007. His mother Eileen says Chris was in the wrong place at the wrong time.

“You know how he was killed. This should never ever happen again,” stresses Eileen. “Going to his basketball game one second and then being dragged and shot just because he became a witness.”

Eileen is hoping to bring together parents, kids and gang experts to talk about making smart lifestyle choices.

“I want to tell people we should always look in the path of choosing life before death. Each one of us has the gift of life that we should value and treasure and yes, I would like this to be Chris’s legacy moving forward.”

The Chris Mohan Memorial Youth Forum is an all day event held at Queen Elizabeth Secondary and will be broken up into two sections.

The first, called “Keep Kids Safe – What parents need to know,” will give parents the tools to keep their kids away from gangs.

The second event will be youth forum called “Building a path to Success: A youth-to-youth forum on character strengths and pro-social activities.” It will focus on how successful role models and activities can keep young people on the right path.

Speakers include Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts and the head of the Combined Forces Gang task force.