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Community Mourns Windsor Teen Shot and Killed in Hartford

Police believe the teen was targeted and at the vigil family and friends pleaded for people to come forward and give them justice and closure.

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    Community Mourns Windsor Teen Shot and Killed in Hartford

    Police believe the teen was targeted and at the vigil family and friends pleaded for people to come forward and give them justice and closure.

    (Published Wednesday, April 24, 2019)

    On Wednesday night, loved ones placed candles on the ground for Felipe Lopez at the spot where he'd been just hours before.

    Hartford police say the Windsor teen was found shot multiple times inside a car on Albany Avenue. A witness told police the car traveled down Sigourney Street and crossed over Albany Avenue, crashing into an unoccupied parked car. Lopez died at the hospital.

    "It's broken us. We're broken. We're close, but we're broken," said Lopez's mother, Alma Lopez.

    Family and friends grieved together at Wednesday night's vigil. Lopez's dad stared at his son's picture for much of it. The Windsor High School student was killed just two days before his 17th birthday.

    "I didn't believe it," said Jenise Colon, Lopez's girlfriend.

    She'll now raise their 9-month-old daughter without him.

    Through their grief, the family had one message they wanted to spread.

    "I want justice. I want it the right way. I want you in jail. So if you're out there and you're seeing me, I want you in jail. You're going to get caught. You trust me on that," said Alma Lopez.

    Police believe the teen was targeted and at the vigil family and friends pleaded for people to come forward and give them justice and closure.

    "I want justice for my baby. Anyone that has information, please come forward and talk. We need this. We all need this," said Alma Lopez.

    "I'm not going to sleep until I find out who killed my son," said Jose Lopez, the victim's father.

    The heartbroken family is also asking for an end to the violence so that another family won't have to go through an unbearable loss.

    "I don't want to be out here ever again like this. I want this to be the last rally of somebody dying," said Alma Lopez.

    The family says they don't know why Lopez was out in Hartford early Wednesday morning. Anyone with information on the case should call police.