By David Highfield

PENN HILLS (KDKA) — Family and friends of a mother and son shot and killed in their own home in Penn Hills gathered to pray and support each other Tuesday night.

Angela Proctor, 51, and her 22-year-old son Manning were killed when police say a gunman opened fire.

Sheneen Proctor, Angela’s daughter and Manning’s sister, spoke at the vigil: “Everybody needed my mother, so now who do we have?”

A 19-year-old man who was staying in the home was wounded.

Police believe there was an argument with the gunman and that Angela Proctor was shot when she went to check on that argument.

“How could you see someone’s mom and still shoot?” asked Sheneen Proctor.

“She was just helping a young man who was having some hard times,” said Amos Lawson, the victim’s uncle. “People were looking for him, and they knew he was staying there. And they came up here, and obviously they caught up with him.”

Police continue to work the case, but have not made any arrests.

Angela Proctor worked at the University of Pittsburgh. Her son, Manning, was a student at Point Park University.

People placed posters, notes and stuffed animals on the front of the apartment and down the street where the vigil was held.

Angela Proctor’s mother attended that vigil and Sheneen Proctor tearfully said at one point, “This can’t be real. This can’t be real!”

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