Family holds candlelight vigil for 22-year-old shot, killed in Salisbury

- Emotions are still raw as loved ones remember 22-year-old Sharod Mathis.

"I can't work. I'm crying all the time. My family is crying. I just know my heart and chest is heavy. I've lost my grandson, I'll never see him again," said Mathis' grandfather, Barry Cassell.

Family and friends of Mathis gathered in the parking lot of Firewater Restaurant and Lounge for a candlelight vigil to honor a son, brother, nephew, uncle, grandson and father. 

"He was the one that got along with everyone," said Mathis.

RELATED: 7 year old shot, killed in double homicide in Salisbury

Salisbury police have not yet said if the two shootings on Sunday morning are connected, but they tell FOX 46 Charlotte investigators are making progress in the case.

Mathis' grandfather hopes police do their part in finding his killer and has a message for kids in the area. 
 
"Please, stop. I probably know you parents, your grandparents and we wouldn't want this to happen," said Cassell.
 
Although Mathis believes his grandson was killed recklessly, he takes comfort knowing he's in a better place.
 
"It's an old saying that says that when it rains, and it's been raining every since he's been dead, that you got your wings, you're in heaven."

 

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