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Community gathers to remember teenager killed at High Point park

HIGH POINT, N.C. -- There were tense and emotional moments as friends and family came together to remember a teen shot and killed at a crowded High Point park over the weekend.

James Murray Jr. died after he was shot at Washington Terrace Park on Gordon Street in High Point Sunday evening. Murray was just 18 years old.

Murray's family members said he was a talented teenager with a love for dirt bikes.

"His dream was to be somebody, his dream was to be a bike rider, his dream was to be a builder," said Damarius Fuller-Ali, a cousin of Murray's.

Murray's loved ones gathered at Walnut Park Tuesday evening to pay their respects, riding dirt bikes up and down Walnut Street, lighting candles and releasing balloons all in his honor.

"That was my heart. That was my baby. He was very talented in everything he did. I'm just going to miss him. I love him to death," said Michelle Johnson, Murray's mother.

Now this family is left seeking justice and pleading for the violence in their community to end.

"It don't make no sense, everyone killing one another. Everyone needs to love one another the violence needs to stop," Johnson said.

Anyone with information about this crime can call (336) 887-7834 or Crimestoppers of High Point at (336) 889-4000.

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