Hundreds of community members, friends and family of Kiwane Carrington held a candlelight vigil outside the boy's home at 906 Vine Street Wednesday night. The group walked a few blocks to New Hope Church of God in Christ after the vigil.
Friends and family sang a song in memorial, spoke to the crowd about Carrington and urged the youth of the community to stay in school.
"To all the young people, don't let Kiwane's life be in vain," said Seon Williams, who cut Carrington's hair at a Champaign barber shop. "Go to school. Stand up, and let's be something."
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