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Friends, Family Remember Murdered Las Vegas Teen

LAS VEGAS -- It has been nearly two weeks and there are still no arrests in the murder of 17-year-old Betty Jean Pinkney. She was shot and killed at a house party near Alexander Road and Lamb Boulevard early on the morning of January 15.

Friends and family gathered to remember her today. They say someone needs to come forward so police can catch her killer.

Pinkney was killed and another person was shot when gunfire broke out at the party. Family members say an argument between two men resulted in the shooting. The other woman who was shot is expected to survive.

"Whoever is responsible for this is going to get caught. They are not going to get away with it," said her cousin James Jacobs.

Police: No Suspects in Teen's Shooting

The Desert Pines High School senior was very involved with after school activities. She was on the basketball and the track teams. Family and friends say they still can't believe Betty is gone.

"I feel alone because I don't have my sister. Anytime I needed to talk to someone, I could talk to her. But I won't be able to talk to her anymore," said Pinkney's sister Chereka Franklin.

Those close to Pinkney have been outspoken about the shooting. A family friend says she believes police may know who the shooter is.

Betty's funeral will be held tomorrow at The Second Baptist Church. She will then laid to rest at Woodlawn Cemetery.