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Avondale Homicide Victim Only 14 Years-Old

CINCINNATI (WKRC) -- The family of a murdered 14-year-old is demanding answers and asking those responsible to come forward.     
Trevaughn Everett was shot and killed on Hickory street near Harvey Avenue Saturday night. Police found him dead lying in the street. Brad Underwood has the family's plea for justice.

The homicide unit is investigating the murder of Trevaughn Everett, but right now no suspects have been named.  Everett's mother says her son  was a good kid who had issues, but none that deserved him being shot to death.

Lighting one candle at time, friends and family members of trevaughn  spell out his name just feet from where the 14 year was gunned down. "Never knew it was my child laying here for three hours before he got picked up of the ground and took away." Virginetta Bess says she saw the body in the street after returning home from the store, but didn't know it was Trevaughn until after two in the morning, more than six hours after he was murdered.

She says "he was bad at times, but what teenager isn't. He wasn't bad to the point someone had to play god and take his life away from him, he didn't deserve it."

During Sunday's vigil, Reverend Peterson Mingo tries to comfort, he says he's seen too much of this, attending 427 funerals during his work with the Cincinnati Initiative to Reduce Violence. "You see so much of this, there's no way you can get used to it, no way you can become harden to it."

Trevaughn's mother says her son lived with his father in Mount Airy, but visited her on the weekends.

At the scene, there was a gun found on Trevaughn. His mother tells me he didn't own a gun, however, one was reported missing from the home where he was with his brothers just before the shooting.

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