Vigil held for teen shot, killed at Garfield park

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PITTSBURGH - A candlelight vigil was held Friday night to remember a teenager shot and killed in Garfield on Thursday.

Family and friends gathered in memory of 17-year-old Naytel Pack.

Police said Pack was shot several times in the back at Nelson Mandela Peace Park on North Evaline and Broad streets. Pack was taken to an area hospital, where he died.

Pack’s uncle, who lives near the playground, heard the gunshots and ran to the scene. He said his nephew was an average kid who was trying to better his life.

Those who attended the vigil pleaded for gun violence in the area to stop.

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