Hundreds pack church for Baltimore teen Michael Mayfield's funeral

BALTIMORE, MD - Hundreds packed Perkins Square Baptist Church with no room to spare. More people waited outside during the Thursday afternoon service to give their condolences to the family of a teenager taken too soon.

"Honestly, as a big cousin, it feels good to have a little cousin who you know has touched so many lives out here," said Michael Mayfield's cousin, Andre Baldwin.

Michael Mayfield , 17, was ready to graduate high school in May, he was a member of the JROTC, a pitcher on the school's baseball team and a member of the band.

"This shining star was suddenly and tragically taken away from loved ones and friends in a way that we could have never imagined," a family member said during the funeral.

The teen was another young life fallen victim to crime in Baltimore.

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"We're going to pray for the City of Baltimore. Our young people are dying by the day," a speaker said during the funeral.

Mayfield was shot multiple times off of Lyndhurst Avenue last week. Family and friends gathered Thursday, still without answers of who killed Michael and why.

"It would bring closure to our family. Personally, for me, it would make me sleep better at night just to know who and why. And knowing the person whoever did this is in jail and in jail for good," Baldwin said.

Six days after Mayfield was killed, a 14-year-old was shot and killed in South Baltimore.

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