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Family and friends mourn murdered teenager Tyson Bailey

TORONTO, Ont. – Family and friends gathered Thursday to mourn the loss of Tyson Bailey, who was gunned down in the stairwell of a Regent Park highrise nearly two weeks ago.

Hundreds packed the Toronto Central Seventh Day Adventist Church near Lawrence Avenue West and Dufferin Street to remember the 15-year-old.

“You deserved so much more and so much better. We will use our hearts to hold alive your smile,” one woman said at the church, according to a CityNews report.

Bailey was shot four times in the hallway on the 13th floor of a highrise on Whiteside Place, near Dundas Street and River Street Jan. 18

According to police, Bailey, the starting running back for Central Technical School’s junior football team, had no criminal record or gang affiliations.

The teenager is the city’s second homicide of 2013.