Friends described Jesse McElhinney as having an infectious smile, and someone that could always find a way to make you laugh.
The 16 year old was killed in a shooting on the east end of Altoona on Wednesday night.
The detials of the shooting have yet to be released, but one friend confirmed it was McElhinney after a phone call with the 16 year-old's Aunt.
"You always want to know why and how but sometimes you don't get those answers and your left with those questions," Courtney Winters says.
"I've teared up a few times today. Everyone has teared up a few times, but they've had a ton of friends and family coming over and showing them the support and everything," Friend and neighbor Michael Alexander says.
No charges have been filed in the shooting that took place in Altoona's east end Wednesday. Investigators are scheduled to meet with the District Attorney's office Friday.
Police have yet to release any further details on the investigation, but we will keep you updated on the latest as it becomes available.