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Friends and family remember Mykel 'Kel' Waide

Posted at 10:28 PM, Aug 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-19 07:28:49-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — A Lexington community is mourning the death of 18 year-old Mykel Waide.

Waide was shot and killed early Sunday morning near Newtown Pike.

Police are investigating his death as a homicide.

While officers search for the shooter, friends and family are struggling for answers. Some of those in mourning gathered at Douglass Park on Tuesday night to release balloons in memory of Kel.

Mykel Waide graduated from Tates Creek High School earlier this year and was supposed to start his freshman year at the University of Louisville this week.

He was on the basketball team at Tates Creek. Coaches and players say the Commodores are more than just a basketball team. They're a family.

On Sunday, they didn't just lose a friend. They lost a brother.

We asked his basketball family a simple question: what did Kel mean to you?