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Vigil Held for Accidental Shooting Victim

LAS VEGAS -- Huddled in a group at Estelle Neal Park, a group of friends reunited. A few years ago, they were classmates at Joseph Neal Elementary.

Sunday, they came from all parts of town to celebrate a former classmate, 13-year-old Brooklynn Mohler. Mohler died from an accidental shooting June 4.

"She was like the best person I knew. She was so sweet and athletic, and she got along with everyone," said Kaitlyn Lucas.

In the 5th grade, Brooklynn became the student council president. Teachers said she was a friend to everyone and could cheer up classmates with a smile.

Even though Brooklyn's family made the move to Henderson after her 5th grade year, she left a lasting impression.

"She was just one of those kids that you can never forget, and she's got a place in my heart always," said Brooklynn's teacher Amy Strube.

Mohler was at a friend's house on Crow Avenue. Police said the friend was holding a gun, when it discharged - shooting and killing Mohler. Loved ones hope a lesson can be learned about weapons.

"I hope every parent learns and understands, even in a drawer, (guns) are not safe. You need to lock them up," said Strube.

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