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Friends: homicide victim was 'loveable person'

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William Price Jr. William Price Jr.

Chris Cekot
abc27 News

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) - Balloons and candles were left Monday at the intersection of N. 2nd and State streets in remembrance of a 25-year-old city man and father of two.

William Price Jr. died at Harrisburg Hospital after he was shot in the head after leaving a bar, according to police.

His friends called him "Silly Will." They can't believe he's gone.

"He just made you laugh," Price's friend and former girlfriend Nina Gann said. "A lovable person. No one can hate him, and that's why I don't see how somebody did this to him. I just don't understand it."

Police said they believe Price had visited the Egypt Club before he was shot. According to investigators, Price had walked about a block away from the bar to where his friend was parked. They have not identified his killer.

"He had to trust him because he walked away with him," Gann said. "Whoever it was, he trusted him."

"We're not sure if it was robbery related, or whether or not it was some type of dispute that went on," police Chief Pierre Ritter said.

Witnesses reported gunfire just after 2 a.m. Police said they're talking to at least three people who were in the area that's not known for murders.

"It's unusual to have a homicide there, but one homicide does not make a trend," Dauphin County Coroner Graham Hetrick said.

There is a general tend of violence in the capital city, and that's troubling to Minister John Arkward.

"We have too many young kids running around thinking they're Al Capone and Elliot Ness and what they fail to realize is that all the real gangsters are six feet under or in prison," Arkward said.

"Whoever did this, you're a punk," Gann said. "Will never did anything to nobody."

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