Relatives and friends of a Lexington man who was slain over the weekend sobbed and embraced each other Wednesday night during a candlelight vigil in his memory.
Walter Gray, 31, was found lying near the intersection of Warnock and Goodloe streets with multiple gunshot wounds at 2:20 p.m. Sunday. He died at University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital.
The vigil, which attracted about 100 people, was held at the intersection.
A rendition of Tamela Man's Take Me to the King was sung amid muffled cries and shouts of praise. Other songs and prayers followed. A woman, identified as Gray's mother, was surrounded by people holding red balloons and candles and wearing T-shirts with the message "R.I.P. Lil Walter."
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As the balloons were released, the crowd shouted, "We love you Walter."
Gray's slaying was the city's 16th homicide. No arrests have been made.