Many gather to remember 18-year-old murder victim from Nicholasville

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NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. (WKYT) - Family and friends gathered in Nicholasville to remember an 18-year-old who police say was shot to death.

Lexington Police say Kieara Green was one of four people shot at a home on Scottsdale Circle Monday night, and the other three victims survived. A vigil was held for Green in Jessamine County, where she was from.

"To be shot and killed, it hurts," a minister said. "When reality is she's not here anymore."

More than 100 people gathered in Clinton Hayden Park to remember the East Jessamine High School graduate.

"Why would God take my sister away?" a minister said. "She didn't do anything to anybody."

Many people are left without an answer to that question and now only have the choice to reflect on Kieara Green, 18 and her life.

"To wish my sister a farewell, I just want to thank you all so much from the bottom of my heart," Kieara's sister said. "It really means a lot."

It's a life many say was cut too short but worth celebrating.

"It feels good to know that people loved her and that they know that she was a good person," said Terri Thomas, Kieara's best friend.

It's comforting for the family to be surrounded by a community that cares and loved their daughter and sister like they did.

"I want to thank Jesus for giving her to me for 18 years," Kieara's mom said. "So now it's time for her to come on home."

The crowd proved she touched so many lives at a young age.

"She has a really beautiful smile," said Thomas. "She could light up a room."

Most that are close to Kieara Green have hope in knowing she's now in a better place.

"So this is what I want people to do," Kieara's mom said. "I want you all to celebrate with me in Kieara's homecoming and that she's gone on home."

Kieara Green's funeral will be held on Saturday at Nicholasville Baptist Church at 1 p.m. with the visitation starting at 11 a.m. Police have not made any arrests for the murder.

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