Candlelight Prayer Vigil held Sunday for teenage murder victim

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — A candlelight prayer vigil was held Sunday in memory of Christian K. Singleton, who was found dead Wednesday night of apparent gunshot wounds in Richmond.

The was held in the exact place where 15-year-old Christian Singleton and 16-year-old Ketron Wells were found dead.

Now, both the family and community are calling for an end to all this violence.

“Whoever is responsible, if he had taken a moment to stop and think I’m almost certain it would have been a different outcome,” said Christian’s mother Danielle Singleton.

The Singleton family remembered the murdered 15-year-old surrounded by friends, family and neighbors.

“He was fun,” Danielle said. “He was fun, and he laughed all the time.”

Christian Singleton was found murdered in the street with his friend Ketron Wells. Wells’ brother, Kevon Harvey, also came to Sunday’s vigil.

“Christian and my little brother Ketron were like brothers,” Harvey said. “Everybody said they were like peanut butter and jelly, something you can never break apart.”

Wells was one of five siblings. His mother died when he was a kid. His brother told 8News he just wants justice.

“For someone to actually take the chance to kill my little brother, it doesn’t make any sense,” Harvey said.

Neighborhood leaders are asking for the community to do more to prevent crimes like these from happening.

“To me, change starts at home,” said Carolyn Johnson, President of McGuire Civic Association. “So we can’t put everything off on the school systems or the police department. We have to work together as a community and make a difference.”

Both police and neighborhood leaders are asking anyone with information about this shooting to contact investigators.

The group United Communities Against Crime helped the Singleton Family organize the event.

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