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Family and friends hold vigil for Waterloo shooting victim

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Family and friends came together to remember a young man who was shot in Waterloo this week.

Orintheo Cambell, Jr. was shot at the Prime Mart around 1:30 a.m. Saturday. He died of his injuries at the hospital.

"This young man died too early," said Pastor Helen Seenster. "He didn't die empty. He died full. He had lots of dreams and things that he wanted to do and we want to stop that. We want to, as men and women of God, to speak life into these young people."

Police have identified a person of interest in the case, but have not made any arrests.

Orintheo was a cousin of Daequan Campbell, who was also shot and killed in Waterloo roughly 13 months ago. Members of the Campbell family gathered with friends to call for a stop to the violence.

"Thank you Lord, for his for his life," the gathered crowd sang.

Campbell was a 2010 graduate of Waterloo East High. His funeral services are pending at Sanders Funeral Service.

"We've had too many premature deaths in this community," Seenster said. "It's time to stop the coffins and to save lives. Don't be a statistic like many are."

"We've got to go out and start touching people's lives and start speaking life into them," she said.

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