Hundreds attend vigil for boy, 14, slain in Pittsburgh

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Fundraiser for Fats (Courtesy Photo The Coach Hank)

PITTSBURGH (AP) _ Hundreds attended a candlelight vigil for a 14-year-old boy shot and killed outside a Pittsburgh housing complex.
Residents gathered Sunday night at the playground outside Turner Elementary School to mourn Kelvin Lovelace of Wilkinsburg.
Authorities say he was standing with a group outside the East Hills Park housing complex shortly after 12:30 a.m. Sunday when a vehicle pulled up and opened fire.
Officials said someone in the group returned fire, and Lovelace was hit. He died shortly afterward at UPMC Presbyterian.
Many at the vigil held candles as Kelvin’s aunt led a prayer. She ended by shouting “Long Live Fat Man,” Kelvin’s nickname, and the crowd repeated the cry.
Relatives afterward called for justice and an end to the violence plaguing the area and other communities in the region.

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