Monday night, Andre Limas' teachers and classmates held a vigil near his home to share memories and stories about him and also show support for his older brother Jordon.
Jordon is accused of accidentally shooting and killing his 11-year-old brother Friday night.
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More than 100 people joined the entire Limas family. For the first time since the shooting, Jordon joined his family in public.
Jordan was in constant tears, continuously looking at a picture he was holding of his younger brother.
Family members told 9NEWS that Andre and Jordon were inseparable and that Jordon was the best big brother.
Irene Vilapondo, Andre's language arts teacher, says his classmates are heartbroken.
"It was a very hard day for the children," Vilapondo said. "We went through stages. We cried a lot. It's been a very difficult time. He was the life of the classroom. [He was] full of energy and liked to play pranks."
"He was a young man with a very gentle spirit," said says another one of Andre's teachers. "He smiled easily. He didn't say a lot, but he talked with his eyes."
The family didn't comment Monday night and asked for privacy.
The family says a fund has been set up at Wells Fargo Bank under "The Andre Limas Foundation." A family spokesperson says the proceeds will go toward funeral expenses.
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