Christian and his youngest daughter Haylee. Photo: Niya Richardson
Christian and his youngest daughter Haylee, who is 5 months old. Photo: Niya Richardson

More than 100 friends and family members attended a candlelight vigil Wednesday night for a Berkeley father of two who was killed Tuesday evening in South Berkeley.

Christian Sheppard, 24, was fatally shot in the 1600 block of Russell Street.

Berkeleyside intern Delency Parham was a lifelong friend of Christian Sheppard, and played football alongside him when they were students together at Berkeley High School. Parham shared this reflection on the loss of his friend.

“He was a young man who was trying to make the best of his situation while at the same time learning from his mistakes. This is a hard time for so many people because Christian was a friend, a companion and an ally to almost everyone he knew.”

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