There's been a spike in fatal shootings, the most recent claimed the life of a teenager.
That victim is 16-year-old Raven Cooper. He was killed Sunday night.
What makes this more heart wrenching is family and a youth minister say Raven was a boy who tried to steer away from trouble
Raven was an 8th grader at the city school district's North S.T.A.R. Educational Program.
His family says he joined the program to try and better himself.
The teens death comes just over a year since raven's cousin 21-year-old Samuel Maldonado was gunned down near the east end.
Witnesses say Raven was fighting with a man in his 20's. They say the man left the scene, then came back with a gun.
"I don't understand, maybe they don't' get it," his cousin Carrie Montgomery said. "But there's no way to bring Raven back anymore. He's gone. He's gone for good. You took him forever."
Raven died at the hospital. Police are still looking for the shooter.
This is the 21st homicide in the City of Rochester.
Raven 's family and Joy Community Church will host a vigil to remember the boy.
It will be at 2:30 pm on Wednesday afternoon, on Bay Street.