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Community mourns death of teen at Moore Park vigil

Posted at 8:11 PM, Oct 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-19 21:48:02-04

LAFAYETTE, La. — Family, Friends and community members gathered on Monday for a vigil for one of the two teens killed in a shooting last week.

Those gathered wore white and blue and held balloons for Ja'Kyrie Clark.

Clark and another teen, 18-year-old Nathanial Sharply both of Lafayette died as a result of the shooting.

Police say there was a party after the UL Football game on Thursday and around 300 people were gathered at the park. A fight broke out which turned into a shooting.

"That was my only son, and it's hard because I lost my baby," Ja'Kyrie's mother said at the vigil.

Pictures of Clark were scattered in the parking lot of Moore Park where the shooting happened.

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