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NORRISTOWN, Pa. (CBS) — The family of a 16-year-old who was gunned down in the streets of Norristown is demanding justice.

Friends and family members gathered at a memorial site for Dominique Devlin, a rising high school junior who was shot multiple times in the 1100 block of Dekalb Street, just after midnight on Wednesday.

“There is no reason why such a beautiful young lady, who is such a sweet heart had to leave the Earth in this manner,” said Devlin’s grieving Kim Spearman.

Witnesses say they say her walk into an alley way with a man, then heard gunshots minutes later.

“We thought it was fireworks at first, but then it turned out to be gunshots,” said a young man who was nearby. “She came out behind us and dropped on the ground.”

According to reports, Devlin collapsed at the corner of Green and East Basin Streets, where friends gathered to say goodbye.

“I just saw her yesterday, we were supposed to hang out today(Wednesday) and she’s not here,” said her best friend and classmate. “I never thought this would happen to her.”

Police are still investigating the shooting, looking for suspects.

The victim’s mother has her own ideas.

“I think I know who it is, but until they tell me confidently, I can’t accuse anyone

The victim’s father is a member on an anti-violence group run out of Philadelphia, they were planning to embark on a motorcycle ‘ride-for-peace’ later this week.

“You just don’t expect it to happen in your household, especially when you’re out there trying to make sure it doesn’t happen in somebody else’s household. This is one I have to deal with.”

The family of the victim have given Norristown Police the name of a person known to have contact with their daughter in the past.

No arrests have been made.

Reported by Natasha Brown, CBS 3

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