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Vigil held for shooting victim

A candlelight vigil was held Sunday night on Oglesby Street in memory of Jerome Watkins. Watkins was shot and killed March 28.  (Advocate Staff/Andy Brown)

A candlelight vigil was held Sunday night on Oglesby Street in memory of Jerome Watkins. Watkins was shot and killed March 28. (Advocate Staff/Andy Brown)

A candlelight vigil was held Sunday night on Oglesby Street in memory of Jerome Watkins.

Watkins was shot and killed March 28. Greenville Police Chief Lonzo Ingram said that the shooting occurred on Fields Street. After being shot, authorities say Watkins ran to Oglesby Street where his body was later found by officers.

On Sunday, organizers of the vigil shared memories of Watkins, offered prayers for his family and friends, as well as the community, and held a balloon release in honor of Watkins.