Kyle Westry was supposed to take a bus back to Atlanta this past weekend.
Instead, the 21-year-old York City native was gunned down Thursday afternoon in the 200 block of West Princess Street.
On Sunday, his family gathered at his mother's South Queen Street home to remember the young man during a vigil.
"I really appreciate all the love, all the support," Paula Westry, Kyle Westry's mother, told the crowd of about 30. "It means a lot to know the people who love you when things like this happen."
Candles were arranged to spell out "Kyle" in front of the Westry home in the 400 block of South Queen Street.
One by one, family members and friends approached and used another candle to light the arranged candles.
In flickering flames, Kyle Westry's name glowed in the night as a few people cried openly while others shared hugs and words with Paula Westry.
The shooting: Kyle Westry was shot in front of the Agricultural and Industrial Museum about 4:20 p.m. Thursday and died less than 30 minutes later at York Hospital.
A second victim, a 20-year-old man, was injured in the shooting and was taken to York Hospital in a private car. He was treated for a minor wound and released.
York City Police took a number of people in for questioning shortly after the shooting but no arrests have been made.
Back home: While born in York, Kyle Westry moved to Atlanta at a young age and considered the city his home, Paula Westry said.
He came back to York a few weeks ago to care for Paula Westry, who had recent surgery.
"He came up just to make sure I made it through the surgery," she said.
He was supposed to take a bus back to Georgia this past weekend.
Being with family was what was most important to Kyle Westry. Whether it was playing video games or just hanging out.
"He spent a lot of time with family," Paula Westry said. "He was very family oriented."
Baby face: The crowd that gathered for the vigil stretched a portion of the block. A number of Paula Westry's co-workers at Starbucks came to show their support.
On Paula Westry's front porch, two stuffed animals were tucked between balusters and balloons were tied to a railing.
Pictures of Kyle Westry were tapped to a couple of the balloons, one of which had a picture of the man when he was an infant.
That image of a baby Kyle Westry is what his uncle, Gerald Westry, said he'll always remember.
"That was my boy," Gerald Westry said. "I remember the face he had as a baby. That's what I'm looking at in my mind now."
York City Police are asking for anyone with information about the Thursday shooting that left Kyle Westry dead and another man injured to contact police at 846-1234.
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