Pulling together has been the instinct in the Cherry Hill community as they mourn the loss of 14-year-old Najee Thomas.
"It's just so hard to believe he's just gone right now," Pamela Thomas-Ingram, Najee's Grandmother, said.
Tuesday night, less than 24 hours after his death, people closest to Thomas came together for a vigil in his honor.
"I love my grandson and may he rest in peace. That's all I can say now and I just hope the person who did this will be brought to justice," Thomas-Ingram said.
Police said the 14-year-old was shot in the head inside a Cherry Hill home early Tuesday morning. Thomas is the seventh teenager killed so far in 2014.
"We just want to pray for him and his family and his friends because it's going to be hard for all of y'all to get through this but somehow, someway, we're going to pull together and get through this," Anita Frankline, a family friend, said as she prayed during the vigil.
Taneara Moore was with Najee on Monday, just hours before he died.
She said he was like a brother to her and knew right away what she will miss most about him.
"Him making jokes and stuff. He always turned a bad day into a good day," Moore said.
Neighbors and family members think they know who is responsible but Baltimore police say they are looking to the community to help them catch the killer.
Anyone with information that can help police is urged to call homicide detectives at 410-396-2100.