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Slain Wilkinsburg Teen Remembered At Vigil

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WILKINSBURG (KDKA) — A Wilkinsburg High School junior who was shot and killed exactly two years ago was remembered.

His family held a vigil at the place in Wilkinsburg where he was gunned down while his little sister watched in horror.

Jason Paylor, Jr., 17, was killed in a hail of bullets in broad daylight in the 1000-block of South Avenue.

Paylor was an honors student, who had a promising future as an artist.

Tuesday night, his family and friends gathered to light candles and release dozens of balloons in his memory.

“I was with my brother my whole life and for them to take him away from me, that’s the worst thing they can possibly do,” Joel’Lisa White said. She was just 9-years-old when he was killed.

“I’ll never forget my son – ever, ever, ever,” Jason Paylor, Sr., told KDKA-TV. “What I really want people to know is that this [violence] can stop, it should stop. As a community, we should come together and not be apart.”

Family members called for an end to the gun violence that has taken so many young lives, while at the same time, they asked for the public’s help in bringing Jason’s killer to justice.

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