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Teen shooting victims remembered at Greensburg vigil

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Craig Roberts Craig Roberts
Tyler Hall Tyler Hall
Roberts' mother and grandmother light a candle at the vigil. Roberts' mother and grandmother light a candle at the vigil.
GREENSBURG, Ind. -

Two Greensburg teenagers killed in separate incidents involving guns were remembered at a vigil Friday night.

"A lot of things we don't understand and this is one of them," said a Greensburg resident at the candlelight vigil.

The youngest at the vigil were hit the hardest. Two fellow junior high school students killed into shootings two weeks apart.

"I wish we were here under better circumstances," said another person at the vigil.

Tyler Hall, 14, was killed by his father, who then shot himself in a car near the city park.

"He was my friend. He was a brother to me. He's gone. I miss you," said one of Tyler's friends.

This week, 13-year-old Craig Roberts was killed when police say his six-year-old brother fired an assault-style rifle at him accidentally. The gun had been left unattended.

"He was at my house Sunday. I tried to kiss him, but he didn't want me to do that," said Craig's grandmother.

She remembers a boy who loved acting, TV production, archery and more. Craig's mother, Amy, remembered the things Craig will miss. She said he was looking forward to going to high school next year and had just registered for classes.

She said she was afraid he died never having known his first kiss. But she has found out, in fact, he did get his first kiss.

Members of both victims' families lit candles and held a moment of silence outside the Decatur County Courthouse.

Police and prosecutors are still considering possible charges Roberts' death.

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