Hundreds attend vigil in Indianapolis for 2 siblings slain in apartment

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Hundreds of people carrying balloons and candles attended a vigil for two teenage siblings who were slain last week in an Indianapolis apartment.

Friends, relatives and others gathered Sunday night to remember the teens’ lives at the same apartment where 16-year-old Nicholas Nelson and his 15-year-old sister, Ashlynn Nelson, were fatally shot on Friday.

WXIN-TV reports that Sunday’s vigil for the Lawrence North High School students was also a show of support for efforts to end gun violence.

The teens’ mother, Antonia Bailey, said her children “were stolen from the world and they were amazing.”

Indianapolis police say that when officers arrived Friday at the shooting scene they saw a male fleeing the scene.

Police are still working to find that person, and have released surveillance photos of the individual.


Information from: WXIN-TV, http://fox59.trb.com/news/

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