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Lake City community holds vigil for boy killed in accidental shooting

11:47 PM, May 15, 2013   |    comments
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LAKE CITY, Fla. -- The community where Jarvin Jackson lived came together for a vigil Wednesday night after a heartbreaking tragedy: The 11-year-old Jackson died Tuesday after his 4-year-old sister accidentally shot him.

Jarvin's family wants him to be remembered for the person that he was, not the tragedy that took his life.

"Jarvin was a typical outgoing kid. Loved motorcycles, loved to be silly. He loved to have fun, always had a beautiful smile on his face," said his aunt Shevonda Reed.

Jarvin died from his injuries after his 4-year-old sister accidentally shot him in the neck on Mother's Day.

His friends, family, and the teachers at his school remembered his playful spirit, here with a fake mustache dressing up for a school play.

"Personally, I'm broken hearted. I think the community feels a great sense of loss," said a teacher of Jarvin.

And now the community is trying to find a way to carry on.

"Right now everyone is trying to cover her (Jarvin's mother), and give her strength in her time of need," Reed said.

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