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Vigil Held For North Nashville Murder Victim

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by Chris Cannon

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A large group of people came out for a vigil, three months to the day, after Darrell Wright was shot and killed at the Church and Son Market in North Nashville.

"Sometimes I can't go to sleep. Sometimes I don't want to get up. It's hard," said Wright's daughter Tiffany Parker.

She was overcome with emotion at Monday night's vigil. More than three dozen people came out to the Church and Son Market on 15th Avenue North. 

Partners in the Struggle originally planned this vigil as a reminder that three months later there still hadn't been an arrest in this case. 

But last week Metro Police charged Veretez McGill, 15,  with killing Wright during a robbery at the market. While that arrest does bring some closure to Wright's family, there is at least one other person involved with this crime.

"The Wright Family has already been dealt a very, very serious pain in their hearts forever, and we don't want anything like that to happen again. So my plea, and the participants plea, is for all individuals involved, just turn yourself in," said Partners in the Struggle founder Earl Jordan.

Wright was 50 years old and visiting a friend at the market on August 11, 2013 when two suspects entered the market, opened fire, and hit Wright. He died on the scene. The store's owner said the robbers got away with $7.

Last week, a young man entered Church and Son Market and opened fire on the owner. A bullet grazed his arm.

Police are still looking for the person who opened fire last week, and the second person involved in the August murder.

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