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Flint family, friends searching for answers, grieve loss of 18-year-old shot near Dawn Donuts

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(07/29/12) - A Flint family is searching for answers - last week, their loved one's life was cut short.

18-year-old Anthony Ivy was shot, his body found laying in a parking lot.

A vigil for Anthony was held in that same parking lot Sunday evening, and family and friends say they're desperate to find the person responsible.

"I don't want anyone else to get murdered or killed, I don't want any other family to go through what I've had to go through at all," said Trina Smith, Anthony's mother.

Heavy hearts met near Dawn Donuts on Clio Road Sunday night to remember the all too short life of Anthony Ivy.

"They took somebody and I guess God is getting all the good people right now. I'm not ready. he's a good guy," said Quintin Robinson, Anthony's best friend.

A Northwestern High School graduate and student at Central Michigan University, his friends and family lit candles to remember his life.

"We're hoping a lot of the violence in Flint, we're hoping people can learn from this experience," said Artisha Wallace, Anthony's aunt.

"I just feel like I don't even know the situation that went on up here in the corner, but, and like I don't hate the person or nothing, I just want him to turn himself in," Smith said.

Friends and family say they have no idea what happened the morning Anthony died. And that's part of what haunts them; not knowing who shot Anthony.

"Everywhere I go I wonder is he standing next to me? Behind me? In front of me? Riding by me? Next door to my home? I don't know nothing," Robinson said.

Family is planning to hold a funeral on Tuesday.

No arrests have been made. Anyone with information should call Flint police.

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