Vigil held in memory of slain Lexington man

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."

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.

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