GOWANUS - Parents in Gowanus who have lost their young boys due to gun violence are using basketball to send kids in the area a message.

Yvette Ramos says her 20-year-old son, Kenneth "Nu-Nu" Casilla, was killed in a shooting while he was in Miami three months ago.

Nu-Nu loved the game of basketball, so Ramos joined forces with other parents in the area to set up a tournament that attracts young men onto the court and away from guns.

The tournament and memorial held today for Nu-Nu attracted more than 200 young men.