DETROIT, Mich (WXYZ) - After a week of deadly shootings, two candlelight vigils were held for one of the victims.
Jalon Canty was a young father who was shot and killed just one day short of his 19th birthday.
Friends celebrated his life with quiet prayers first and then loud shouting as they raised their candles toward the sky.
"He was like blood to me, like a brother," said DeWayne Wright, a good friend who added that there is no way Jalon could have been the target. Jalon died when bullets were fired into a closed front door of a home on Anglin Street last Thursday night.
Jalon's mother and sister and other family members held a second vigil at the mom's apartment and they also lit candles.
"He was my baby, he was my heart," said his mom Rosalyn Bloom.
Jalon's family members say they want people to know Jalon was a good person who had a 2-year-old daughter. They say Jalon would give up the shirt off his back if someone needed it.
Whoever shot and killed Jalon is still out there and family members and police want whoever did this caught. If you have any information regarding the shooting, contact the Detroit Police Department.
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