PHILADELPHIA – Some mourners are remembering the youngest of the 49 victims of the Florida nightclub massacre by wearing red, her favorite color.
Funeral services were held Friday in Philadelphia for 18-year-old Akyra Murray. A single red rose was pinned inside the roof of her white casket. Members of the high school basketball team Murray played on came in their jerseys.
The Philadelphia Inquirer reports (http://bit.ly/28WFoVp ) that a friend who was with Murray the night of the June 12 shooting arrived on crutches at the Monument Baptist Church. Patience Carter was shot in the leg.
Murray graduated a week before her family's vacation in Orlando, and was to attend college this fall.
Her mother has said her terrified daughter called her from a bathroom stall at the Pulse nightclub begging for help.