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Vigil held for slain Hartford basketball star

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On Sunday, Mothers United Against Violence held a vigil to honor 22-year-old Daylon Ore. (WFSB) On Sunday, Mothers United Against Violence held a vigil to honor 22-year-old Daylon Ore. (WFSB)
HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

A former star athlete at Hartford Public High School was gunned down just three years after he nearly lost his life in another shooting.

On Sunday, Mothers United Against Violence held a vigil to honor 22-year-old Daylon Ore, who was shot and killed on Thursday night.

"He was very respectful, big smile, big heart, loved children, everybody loved him, he just touched  everybody's heart," said Janet Ore, Daylon's mom.

The vigil was at the intersection of Main Street and Earle Street, where Ore was shot in the head.

Ore had gone through a lot in his short life. He was the victim of a drive-by shooting in 2011. He thrived on the basketball court.

He graduated from Hartford Public High School and left for college where he continued his basketball career for a while, playing ball at a Division 3 school.

Police have not said whether they believe Ore was the intended target in the shooting.

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