Friends and family of teen shooting victim lay him to rest

By: Tamara Evans Email
By: Tamara Evans Email

As Lexington police continue to investigate a Monday shooting that left a teenager dead, the family of 17-year-old Ali Shalash said their final goodbyes today.

A shooting at 2048 Dorset Drive on Monday has left a lot of questions for the friends and family of 17-year-old Ali Shalash.

"God bless his soul. It's sad what happened to him. He's a great kid", says Fayola Chenault, a close family friend.

Ali Shalash was shot inside the Lexington home where teenager Jamar Mays lived. Police are still trying to determine who shot him.

Today friends and family met outside Care Cremation and Funeral Services, which handled the funeral services, before a funeral held at the Islamic Center.

"I love him and I'm going to miss him", says Fayola Chenault.

"He was the youngest one out of all of us. I can't stand it", says friend Rian Carr.

"He was a nice uncle and I love him. I miss him", says his 7-year-old nephew, Quayveon Perkins.

The family says they are now trying to hold on and get through this together.

"She's holding up. Nobody wants to lose a child, especially at a young age", Ali Shalash's sister Israh Shalash said about their mom.

The family says they are now hoping police determine what happened and who shot Ali Shalash.

"He's at peace. He knows we all loved him. I'm just so mad we weren't there to be there with him when it happened", says Fayola Chenault.

Police say there have been no arrests in this case so far.


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