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Classmates remember Kelsie Crow

Kelsie Crow attended Aldersgate Christian Academy in Mt. Auburn on Channing Street for four years (5-8th grade). Thursday students wore red in commemoration of her and community unity. (Photo: FOX19 NOW/Lisa Hutson) Kelsie Crow attended Aldersgate Christian Academy in Mt. Auburn on Channing Street for four years (5-8th grade). Thursday students wore red in commemoration of her and community unity. (Photo: FOX19 NOW/Lisa Hutson)
At the end of the school day on Thursday, the entire school gathered in the gymnasium to take a photo spelling out “CROW”. Several students wore white t-shirts with Crow's name on the back along with her soccer number 12 (Photo: FOX19 NOW/Lisa Hutson) At the end of the school day on Thursday, the entire school gathered in the gymnasium to take a photo spelling out “CROW”. Several students wore white t-shirts with Crow's name on the back along with her soccer number 12 (Photo: FOX19 NOW/Lisa Hutson)
WALNUT HILLS, OH ( FOX19) -

As police continue to investigate the shooting death of 17-year-old Kelsie Crow outside Melrose YMCA on Saturday, friends and former classmates are mourning her loss.

Kelsie Crow attended Aldersgate Christian Academy in Mt. Auburn on Channing Street for four years (5-8th grade). Thursday students wore red in commemoration of her and community unity.

"My best friend is gone and you are never prepared for that,” said Niki Williams.

"How could that happen? It just doesn't-it's so weird and the chances of her out of all of those people getting shot,” said Corin Armelli.

While leaving a Sweet 16 birthday party at Melrose YMCA Saturday night, Crow was struck in the neck by a stray bullet which lodged in her back. Crow succumbed to her injuries early Monday morning.

Police estimate more than two dozen shots were fired on Melrose Avenue. Two other teens also suffered gunshot wounds. So far, no arrests have been made.

Crow left Aldersgate after the 8th grade to attend Purcell Marian High School but kept in touch with her former classmates and friends who describe her as a happy, fun-loving person who always made them smile.

At the end of the school day on Thursday, the entire school gathered in the gymnasium to take a photo spelling out “CROW”. Several students wore white t-shirts with Crow's name on the back along with her soccer number 12.

"She loved soccer and she would always be talking about it, playing it and so her team wore red and also with her face. When she would laugh, or when she would get upset or any emotion that she had, she would turn red,” said Ericson Miller.

A box in the hallway is marked “In Memory of Kelsie.” Students are writing down their favorite memories of Crow and placing the slips of paper into the box which they plan to give to her family.

"It's not fair what happens but life isn't fair,” Williams.

Private visitation and funeral services for Kelsie Crow have been set for Monday at Purcell Marian High School.

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