GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. - Dozens of people came together for a vigil Sunday night to honor the life of a teenager shot and killed in Gwinnett County.
Jimmy Rodriguez, 18, died Saturday. Gwinnett County police said they responded to an accident call around 12:30 a.m. only to discover Rodriguez had been shot.
"He didn't listen to no one. I want you to listen to your parents or you're going to end up like him or even worse," Kevin Rodriguez, 15, tearfully told the crowd gathered at Lilburn City Park.
Rodriguez said his older brother left home late Friday against the advice of his parents to meet up with friends. He believes a fight broke out and that was when someone opened fire, striking Jimmy.
Friends remembered the teenager as someone who always tried to keep others smiling.
"Jimmy had one of the biggest hearts," said classmate Lucy Tran. "Jimmy thought of other people before himself."
Jimmy Rodriguez, according to family, would have been a senior at Meadowcreek High School this fall and planned to join the Marines after graduation.
The shooting is still under investigation.