Following the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown by police in Ferguson, MO, social media exploded with photos, videos and calls for support.

The teen’s grandmother, Desiree Harris, reported seeing her grandson running through her neighborhood shortly before the shooting took place, according to the AP.

Brown was a recent high school graduate who was looking forward to starting his college career in less than a week, the teen’s mother,Lesley McSpadden told KSDK.

A spokesperson from the St. Louis County Police Department, who will conduct the investigation into the shooting, confirmed it was a Ferguson police officer but did not provide a reason for the shooting.

Local NAACP leaders are calling for a federal investigation of the incident.

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