Calls for no revenge after Willingboro teen shot dead
WILLINGBORO — The search for suspects in the shooting death of 16-year-old Ibn Perry continues after a vigil was held in his honor on Tuesday.
Perry was found shot to death on the front porch of his Willingboro home on Monday night, according to Burlington County Prosecutor Robert D. Bernardi, who said two other teens suffered minor injuries.
More than 100 people attended a candlelight vigil for Perry at Millcreek Park in Willingboro.
"It was a very emotional event. It was almost like a therapy session. Some of the kids talked about him, a lot of the adults were telling the kids not to seek revenge and if they hear anything to contact police. It was just trying to bring the community together and stop the violence," said photographer Scott Anderson.
Hannah Joyce said her friend Perry didn't like "drama" and was devoted to his mother and girlfriend and his love of baseball.
"He just sounded like he was a nice kid in the wrong place," Anderson said.
Burlington County Prosecutor's Office spokesman Joel Bewley said Wednesday there are no new developments in the investigation.
Contact reporter Dan Alexander at Dan.Alexander@townsquaremedia.com.
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