Vigil remembers slain 12-year-old in Baltimore

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BALTIMORE – Nearly a week after a quadruple shooting in northeast Baltimore, friends, family and neighbors gathered for a candlelight vigil to remember a boy who was killed.

The Monday night remembrance was for 12-year-old Sean Johnson. Dozens gathered just steps from where police said two people opened fire on him and his three friends.

The other teens, ages 15, 18 and, 19, survived the shooting, but Sean was shot in the chest and later died at a hospital.

A longtime neighbor told friends and family at the vigil to pray for the victims and to pray that the culprits come forward.

“Just turn yourself in, because you made a hole in our lives. Sean can’t be replaced, but he has made a lot of memories,” said Trina Holmes, the boy’s aunt.

Police don’t currently have a motive for the shooting, and no suspects are in custody.

Sean’s funeral is scheduled for Saturday.

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