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Prayer Vigil Held For Victims Of Uptown Shooting

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CHICAGO (CBS) — There was a massive show of support Wednesday night in the fight against violence in Uptown.

Earlier this week five people were shot outside a church at Wilson and Sheridan.

CBS 2′s Mike Parker spoke with someone very close to one of the victims.

The girlfriend of the young man most grievously wounded Monday was not a gang member and had just started a job as a janitor at a church on the city’s West Side.

21-year-old Darius Oliver was identified by his girlfriend as the most seriously wounded victim on Monday night’s Uptown tragedy.

“He had just left the house to buy me something to eat at McDonald’s,” said Brianna Williams, Oliver’s girlfriend.

She says she heard the gunfire,” Not even five minutes later after he left the house.”

Williams says Oliver is brain dead and on life-support.

Wednesday night, at the church that sits at the intersection where the shooting took place, 200 worshipers gathered to sing and to pray for the victims and the residents of the troubled Uptown neighborhood.

Then, they continued to pray outside the church on all four corners of Wilson and Sheridan.

Police continue to say that despite unofficial reports there have been no arrests. The shooters are still out there.