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Cairo high school students mourn loss of classmate

Myron Jordan's best friends say they want to keep his memory alive by staying positive and coming together. Myron Jordan's best friends say they want to keep his memory alive by staying positive and coming together.
Jasmine had a shirt made with his picture and basketball number. Jasmine had a shirt made with his picture and basketball number.
Coaches say Myron was a leader in the making and now they focus on winning for him. Coaches say Myron was a leader in the making and now they focus on winning for him.
CAIRO, IL (KFVS) -

Students at Cairo High School mourn the loss of one student and pray for another after a double shooting in Mounds before Thanksgiving.

Sixteen-year-old Myron Jordan, a high school junior, lost his life, while another student is in the hospital listed in stable condition. Investigators have not released that student's name.

Myron Jordan's best friends say they want to keep his memory alive by staying positive and coming together.

While investigators continue to try and figure out what lead up to the shooting, students and Myron's basketball coach say he was a great young man with a bright future - gone too soon.

"Myron meant the world to me," said best friend Milton Spearman.

"He was a great guy and my best friend a loving heart," said another best friend, Melvin Duncan. "I wish I could tell him I love him."

His friends say he was the most loyal friend you could ask for. Superintendent Andrea Evers said he was a straight A student, college ready, a leader on the basketball team and a baseball player as well. He was also a member of the Beta Club.

Students and friends want to remember him always and keep his memory alive.

"Remember the good times you know," said Jasmine Ellis. "We remember how he change peoples lives."

"Everything you could ask for in a friend," said Spearman.

Friends say he and another high school junior went to get a haircut and from there they aren't sure what happened.

Now, they come together as they celebrate Myron's life and pray for the other.

"Just keep it positive," said Jasmine.

"They're just waiting for his return and they will support him," Athletic Director and teacher Ronnie Woods said of the other student.

They held prayer vigils on Sunday and Spearman now wears Myron's favorite hat and chain.

Jordan was known as 'Chief'.

Jasmine had a shirt made with his picture and basketball number.

"In a moment like this everybody's gotta come together," said Myron's basketball coach, Brian Brandtner.

Coaches say Myron was a leader in the making and now they focus on winning for him.

"Such a bright future in him and that's what we have to get the other kids to realize what Myron stood for and hopefully they can take from that as well," said Brandtner.

Counselors and pastors now meet with students and families and people in the community coping with the loss.

"We want to bring our faith to the forefront and hopefully positive change comes out of this," said Pastor Jimmy Ellis.

"They're strong people and they will bounce back," said Woods.

Students say they are determined to keep looking up and leaning on each other, like they say their friends would for them.

"Be strong for him and come together as one," said Duncan.

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