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UNION TOWNSHIP, Pa - Over 100 people came out Friday night to light a candle and remember just how much 22-year-old shooting victim Mariah Anderson meant to them.

Investigators say Anderson had just finished working at the Union Township Wal Mart located just outside New Castle shortly before midnight on Sunday. 

That's when 27-year-old Carlos Harper pulled up to her car and fired several shots into her vehicle, killing her. 

Authorities said Harper took his own life when police surrounded his New Brighton apartment building Monday morning. 

The victim's sister said she's touched by the support from the community following Anderson's death. 

"It's really nice to see my sister was loved. She was a real sweet person. She will never be forgotten...her spirit will always live on," said Tirishi Prowell.

Reverend Arthur Holloway of St. Luke A.M.E. Zion Church in New Castle told others who may be in a similar relationship situation as Anderson to take action.

"Send a text, post on Facebook - you have to reach out. Don't believe 'I won't do it again.' Don't believe the line 'I won't hit you again' or 'I really love you'. You've got to make a move the first time it's experienced because if it happens once, nine out of ten times it's going to happen again," he said.

Anderson leaves behind three young children ages 1, 3 and 4.

 

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