RICHMOND, Calif. (KGO) --On Friday night, loved ones honored an 18-year-old mother-to-be who was shot and killed this week in the East Bay.
Ilayshia McCoy died after on Monday in San Pablo.
ABC7 News was at the Bay Area Peacekeepers in Richmond Friday night, where friends and family gathered.
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McCoy had been going to the teen center since seventh-grade.
Mourners wrote notes to McCoy and shared stories about her. They talked about the positive person she had become and were looking forward to seeing her as a mother.
"She truly wanted to succeed in life," said Anisha Johnson. "And I know that she had a lot of dreams and aspirations about being with her daughter."
Gonzalo Rucubo adds, "You know, that hurts. I was really looking forward to being able to hold that child at some point."
McCoy wanted to become a mentor at the Peacekeepers, and talked about maybe becoming a police officer.