MUSKEGON, Mich. (WOOD) - "He lost his life at a young age over this foolishness; just violence."
Three of seven people were fatally shot Sunday morning at Elk's Charity Lodge in Muskegon. Those who died were Jacolby Brown, DuPree Barnes and Jalisa "Nooty" Love.
Brown's family remembered the Muskegon High graduate and basketball standout.
"We watched movies together. He called me on the phone and later on that night. I got ready to go home and I wake up to this. I hate he had to leave out the world like that. He had so much, so much to accomplish," Shelonda Brown, Jacolby's mother, told 24 Hour News 8.
Jacolby's aunt, Labrenda McKinney, said, "He was a great kid, always kept a smile on his face, always very polite, and we're gonna miss him. We love him. God bless him and God bless his family."
Jasmine Guy, a friend of DuPree Barnes, talked about Barnes' good-nature attitude.
"All I can remember is him being goofy. He was a sweetheart. You couldn't help but love him."
"I pray to God they find out who took my grandson away from me because I love my grandson. He wasn't all a bad kid. He was a good kid, too," DuPree's grandmother, Mary Barnes, said.
The search continues for those responsible for the shootings. Members of the Muskegon community have a message to anyone who can help with the investigation: Talk to the authorities.
"Come forward. Do not be afraid to speak up. Look at how many lives last night for stupid stuff. It has to end," Tiffany Buchanan said.
They want answers and they want the violence, the death and the loss to stop.
"Right now, we need all the prayers we can get," McKinney said.
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