Friends, family remember victim of shooting near Gompers Prep.

Posted at 11:12 PM, Mar 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-25 02:18:21-04

Dozens of friends and family members of a young father held a candlelight vigil Friday night at the school where he was found dead. 

Right now, police are on the hunt for the gunman who took his life. 

RELATED: Body of shooting victim found outside Gompers Prep

Cherkeiray Jones, 23, worked as a cook at Qualcomm Stadium. Friends say when the chargers left, he then transferred to Petco Park. 

“He was a very cool guy and I miss him. Very much,” said Jones' friend, Devon Henderson.

Other friends described Jones as a hard-worker who grew up in the area and was known for being the life of the party.

According to a friend, Jones lived near the school where was found with gunshot wounds. 

“There’s always that thing. You know, you wish it were you and not him,” his uncle, Lawrence Elliott, said.

Neighbors tell 10News they heard a handful of gunshots Thursday night around 11 p.m., but no one called the police.

Jones leaves behind a 4-year-old daughter.