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Grandmother's emotional plea after man fatally shot in Lower Price Hill

James Stephens (PHOTO: Cincinnati Police) James Stephens (PHOTO: Cincinnati Police)
(PHOTO: FOX19 NOW/ Chris Lower) (PHOTO: FOX19 NOW/ Chris Lower)

An emotional vigil was held in Lower Price Hill on Wednesday for a man that was shot and killed Monday night.

James Stephens, 27, was found dead in a parked car on Neave St. nears Storrs St. around 10 p.m. 

Stephens' family gathered near the scene Wednesday night for prayers and asking for answers. 

"I want Cincinnati to know this gun violence has to stop," Stephens' grandmother Patricia Carson said. "You have to respect another person's life. So you all took my grandson's life but you didn't take his spirit."

According to officials, Stephens died from multiple gunshot wounds. 

Police have not identified a potential suspect or suspects at this time.

"My prayer 24-7 is that God reveals the person that shot that child," Carson said at the vigil. "Whatever God does to the shootere is going to be far worse that what any police officer could do to (the victim)."  

If you have any information you are encouraged to call CrimeStoppers at (513) 352-3040.

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