KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- Loved ones gathered Wednesday night to honor the life of Brannae` Browne near the place where she died. Loved ones including her mother Shanta Barnett shared memories of the teen who was taken too soon.
She was a sophomore at J.C. Harmon, who wanted to be a dentist. Barnett said she was already looking at college brochures, and says she can`t imagine why anyone would want to end her daughter`s life.
“To know her was to love her. If you ever met her, her smile her laugh! She was beautiful inside and out, and all she wanted to do was take her brother to homecoming this year," said Barnett.
"I don`t care if you were down or not, she was going to make sure you were smiling and happy. She just loved everybody. She didn`t deserve this,” Barnett continued.
"When will this stop? It takes us as parents to work in our homes first,” said Barnett.
Brannae' loved to dance, and was a member of the Gateway High Steppers dance squad. Loved ones say she had a sense of humor and her follow dancers called her 'clown face.'
There was a push at this vigil to end the violence in the KCK community, with several saying if black lives truly matter, black on black crime has to stop. An officer said during the hour-long vigil there were two shootings reported in the city.