LOS ANGELES - The South Los Angeles community continues to grapple with the death of 16-year-old Quincy Reese Jr. and on Friday, the community gathered in prayer in celebration of his life.
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The vigil was held Friday, June 16 at Leimert Park Village Plaza's People Street at 10:30 a.m.
"Join us as we come together in a moment of reflection, and community prayer to honor the life of Quincy Darnell Reese Jr, a young soul gone too soon. Let's lift up his family in love and support as we begin the journey towards healing," an Instagram post said.
Reese was a star scholar-athlete at Crenshaw High School with a bright future ahead of him.
On Saturday, June 10, officers with the Los Angeles Police Department responded to a shots fired call at a party in the area of 74th Street and Western Avenue in South LA’s Manchester Square neighborhood. Police say a suspect shot at a group of teens outside the party. They found Reese suffering from at least one gunshot wound and he was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.
Reese was a standout basketball star and maintained a 3.4 grade point average. He was planning to go out for the football team for his senior year. Reese was an entrepreneur, an honor roll student and a basketball and baseball player. Dozens of colleges were lined up to recruit him.
A GoFundMe was set up to cover his funeral expenses.
No arrests have been announced and according to his family, the shooting was "over a girl."
Anyone with information about the deadly shooting is asked to contact the LAPD.