Friends and family remember teen killed Thanksgiving Day

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WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Friends and family gathered Saturday to remember a teen who was fatally shot Thanksgiving Day.

Dozens gathered for a vigil, near the Burger King located in the 1900 block of East Pawnee, to remember 15-year-old Jimmy Shopteese.

Shopteese and a 13-year old say they were approached by three men in the parking lot.

One of the men shot the 15-year-old and both teens ran across the street, where the injured teen collapsed.

He was transported to the hospital where he died of his injuries.

Jimmy’s mother, Crystal Weers, says she misses her son but is honored to see a large turnout of people to share stories about here son.

“So, I could see his friends, talk to them, that way they can talk to each other, a lot of stuff has been put on Facebook, so I thought it would be nice for them to get together,” said Weers.

The teen’s church plans to have a hot dog feed Sunday, from 5 to 7 p.m., at the Cross Point Baptist Church to help the family pay for the funeral.