Friends remember murder victim at vigil

Dozens came out with balloons, signs, and candles to remember their friend Semaj Chambers who was murdered Saturday morning. Estelle street in the Hillside area of Wichita. A small memorial of candles and stuffed animals mark the place where the 25-year-old Chambers died.  Friends Jameka Singleton and Monica Faz gathered to remember him. 

"He just lit up the whole room," said Singleton. 

"When he walked in it was 'Amaj," Faz exclaimed. 

According to Wichita Police, Chambers was murdered early Saturday morning after getting into a fight with someone at a home on north Estelle. A home light for holidays now tinged with tragedy. 

"Everything was just so bright about him," said Singleton. 

Singleton says she was close friends with Chambers and can't believe he's gone. 

"You could go into a room without it being funny, you know you wouldn't have one tear to shed," said Singleton. 

Wichita Police arrested a 17 and a 33-year-old in connection to Chamber's death. It's of little comfort to Singleton. 

"He was only 25, you know so, I don't think he deserved to die at all," said Singleton. 

Chambers murder caps off a violent weekend in the city, something that does not sit well with those who lost Chambers.
 
"There have been so many shootings, it's hard to even go to work now," said Singleton. 

Chambers death along with the other ones this weekend brings the total number of homicides in Wichita to 36 for the year. Already surpassing last year's total of 34. 

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