Friends, family remember college student killed in weekend shooting

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS)– A community came together Tuesday night to support family and friends after the murder of a young college student and athlete.

Kieron Hatchett, 23, was shot and killed Sunday morning near the intersection of Rainbow and Westcliff after he and three others left a party.

Tuesday night, loved ones held a vigil for Hatchett at East Las Vegas Family Park. His sister remembered Hatchett as a positive light for others.

“They stole our heart and took his entire life,” said Juantrell Lovette, Hatchett’s sister, who said she was pleased to show so many support her brother. “This turnout means the world to our family. All of these people coming to support my brother – it represents his character and shows who he was.

Metro Police say when Hatchett and three others left a party Sunday morning they were followed by someone in a car. That person pulled up next to them and opened fire, killing Hatchett.

The victim’s family is now demanding justice.

“There’s nothing I can say, but you know these people that did this, they need to pay the consequences and repercussions of their actions,” said Michael Haly, Hatchett’s great uncle.

The candlelight vigil ended with a balloon release of Hatchett’s favorite color, red.

“He was strength and he was a rock,” said Lovette. “I’m just taking it and planting it in myself.”

Friends and family are remembering a young athlete who died over the weekend in a shooting.

So far police have not arrested anyone in connection with Hatchett’s murder.

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