MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Friends and family of Marcus Alloway, a teenage Montgomery murder victim, gathered where was killed. They held a candlelight vigil for the young man who died saving the life of a young girl.
Messages for Marcus Alloway, were written on balloons and candles, as friends and loved ones celebrated a life where a life was lost.
Hundreds gathered outside Mint, a club on South Court Street, where just days ago the 17-year old Alloway was shot and killed while at a private party.
Jordan Hardy still can't believe that his friend is gone. "It's hard when another person you see in school and the hallways and speaking and joking and the next day they're gone for childish games" said Hardy.
Five others were wounded in the shooting. Rasheena Starks' sister was one of them. She says Alloway is a lifesaver. "She was the main one who had got shot up here and he got her and carried her to Mint" said Starks. Friends say because of his selflessness, he's a role model, too. "He risked his life to save somebody else's life. And that was really touching" added Starks.
Montgomery Police Chief Art Baylor is also calling Alloway a hero.
Many of Alloway's friends say that they will always remember his smile and how he was always joking around. They say incidents like this causes them to hold on to each day...never knowing when it could be their last.