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Hundreds Gather to say goodbye to 18-year-old shooting victim

Hundreds gathered in at a rock in El Dorado Hills to remember 18-year-old Joslynn Sovenski, who was killed over the weekend in Carmichael.  

Mourners overcome with grief shed tears and shrieks of pain. Sovensk's mother cried for her daughter as she knelt down in front of a rock spray painted with Sovenski's name.  

In Sovenski's short life, she touched many.

"She was an amazing person," friend Jared Casey said. "She just touched everyone's heart that she met."  

Sovenski died Saturday at the Sutter Apartments in Carmichael. Investigators believe she was there visiting friends.  

Kenyatta Brown, a visitor to the home as well, was playing around with a gun according to police and shot Sovenski.  

Brown is being held in the Sacramento County Jail without bail, charged with involuntary manslaughter.  

"It's hard to know that a life so young is gone so quick before it can even have a chance to reach the full aspects of what life has to offer," Sovenski's Rugby Coach Robert Montfore said . 

Friends and family lit candles and left pictures and notes around the rock that now bares Sovenski's name. They shared memories and stories about the teen. 

"She's a very nice person and i can't believe she's gone," cried Hailey Tharp.  

"I just know she's here with us right now, she's looking down and she's okay, but the one's she leaves behind aren't," said friend Gina Piazza.  

Friends described her as fun, full of life and a jokester. 

Her Rugby teammates said she was a force on the field. She earned the nickname "Jackie Chan," since she would watch his films to get pumped for match.  

Her coach said Sovenski had plans to join the Air Force. 

"We fight, we love, and nobody can bring us down, we are renegades," shouted her teammates in Sovenski's honor.