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Vigil honors slain ex-Edison High star Deondre Howard

Family and friends remembered the life of ex-Edison High star Deondre Howard on Sunday night, while police continued to investigate his fatal shooting a day earlier.

A vigil was held for the 21-year-old at his alma mater. No arrest had been made as Fresno police searched for leads.

Tributes continued on social media, many calling on Twitter followers to spread the word about the 6:30 p.m. vigil. At least 500 were in attendance.

Howard was a 2013 graduate of Edison and continued playing baseball and football at Fresno City College. He was expected to concentrate on baseball in 2016 and was in line to start as an outfielder and pitcher.

But at 1:26 a.m. Saturday, he and his brother, 16, were shot after being approached by another male, police said, outside a family member’s home in northwest Fresno.

Howard died two hours later; his brother suffered a graze wound.

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