Family gathers to remember Kwame El-Amin

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)- Family and friends gathered together Sunday afternoon to remember a man who was shot last Sunday at a basketball tournament in Lexington.

According to the Fayette County Coroner, 42-year-old Kwame El-Amin died Thursday night at UK hospital. He was one of the people shot in Douglass Park. That’s where the basketball tournament was at.

Police say they were in the park when they heard gun fire. A memorial Sunday afternoon at Clark’s Legacy Center allowed folks to come and celebrate El-Amin’s life. Family members took the opportunity to share with us, their thoughts on their loved one.

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"He was a brother to me. Not just a friend, but a brother. A great man. A loving guy, a good father, a good friend," said a friend of El-Amin.

Police say the shooting is still under investigation.