WARRENSVILLE HEIGHTS, Ohio -- Family and friends crowded the gymnasium at Warrensville Heights High School on Wednesday night to remember 16-year-old Shakira Dorsey, a student at the school who was found dead in Warrensville Heights last week.
A choir sang and people spoke in honor of Dorsey, who was a member of the softball team at the high school.
Local community activist Khalid Samad decried the violence that is claiming so many young lives.
He spoke directly to Dorsey's family, saying, "I want to offer my deep condolences and prayers to you in this time of grieving. You know there is no pain that God cannot relieve, no wound that God cannot heal and we ask the Creator to send his divine relief on this mother, father and extended family that are here tonight."
Witnesses said Dorsey was involved in a fight with another 16-year-old on the day she died.
That teenager now has been charged with murder.