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Vigil Held For Chesley Patterson, Slain Manager Of Popular Little Italy Restaurant

BALTIMORE (WJZ) -- Coworkers and loved ones of Chesley Patterson gathered Wednesday in Little Italy to honor him with a vigil. Patterson, a manager at La Scala Ristorante Italiano, was killed early Monday morning, according to the restaurant.

Co-workers told WJZ he was fatally shot near the intersection of Eastern Avenue and South Broadway in Fells Point just after midnight. The shooting happened shortly after Patterson closed up shop and was on the way home.

Dozens gathered to honor their friend and coworker Wednesday night to talk about and shed tears over Patterson. Those who knew Patterson said he was like family and was loved by everyone.

The city shut down part of Eastern Avenue for the vigil, and the owners of the restaurant have invited anyone to come out and honor "Chesco" Patterson.

Today, Mayor Brandon Scott spoke about the violence in the city.

"We have to have self-accountability and community accountability as well," Scott said. "We need people to know where their children are. If your children are coming home with things you know don't belong to them, if you know they and their friends are involved in things that they shouldn't, say something.


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