Family, loved ones hold vigil for 16-year-old killed in North Charleston shooting

Updated: Apr. 19, 2019 at 1:04 AM EDT
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NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Family and friends are mourning the death of a North Charleston teen.

A vigil was held on Thursday for 16-year-old Michael Green, who was shot and killed on Sumner Avenue last Friday.

On Friday evening, police responded to calls of shots fired on Sumner Avenue.

They say when they got there they found a 16 year old boy, who was later identified as Michael on the ground, suffering from gunshot wounds.

He died at the scene.

As people remembered him at the vigil, they also had a message to stop the violence.

Community members marched from Green’s house to Sumner Avenue with that message.

Many people were calling for justice for Green and other teens killed in instances of gun violence.

“For us to clean up our community, I said it before and I’ll say it again, we can no longer close our blinds to crime,” said Thomas Ravenell, a parent against violence.

Community members also said that now is the time, more than ever to band together. The message displayed was if you see something, to say something. Otherwise, more people in their community could experience the same loss.

Family members say they’ll be holding Michael’s funeral this Saturday.

Police are still investigating the shooting and no arrests have been made.

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