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Prayer Vigil for Homicide Victim

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Members of the community have gathered once again, to take back a site of violence in the name of peace.

On Tuesday evening, a large crowd gathered at the corner of 915 West 21st Street, to honor the life of 24-year-old Denario Price.  Back on June 12, he was shot and killed outside of Lombardo's Tavern.

For his friends and family, the ceremony brought back raw emotions.

"It's a day-to-day basis," said family friend Shara Goudy.  "His mom cries every day.  We talk to her every day.  That was her only child, so you can imagine what she is going through.  And we're going through the same thing."

For the Benedictine Sisters, each vigil serves as a reminder of the violence that is plaguing our community.

"Any murder is too much," said Sister Marlene Bertke.  "And we've only had two this year.  Last year, we had six or seven by this time....but any murder is too much."

While police search for the killer, Price's loved ones seek justice.

"Justice will be served," said Goudy.  "God's going to work that out.  We don't have to worry about no revenge or nothing.  Because as long as there is a God in heaven, he's going to have justice for Denario."

The investigation into Price's death is ongoing.  This is the 69th vigil since local nuns began holding them in 1999.

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