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Vigil to be held for teen killed in Canyon Falls

A screenshot of the GoFundMe page for Christopher Mosley’s funeral

A candlelight vigil will be held Tuesday night for the teenager who died of an apparent gunshot wound in Canyon Falls on Saturday.

The Northlake Police Department was called to a reported shooting in the 1400 block of Tumbleweed Trail about 4:10 p.m. Saturday, according to a NPD news release sent Monday morning. Police found a 16-year-old boy dead from an apparent gunshot wound, and with the Denton County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene and Investigation Unit, began processing the scene and interviewing people who were present during the incident.

The victim has been identified by the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office as Christopher Mosley.

Though NPD has not released much additional information, Christopher’s death is being called an isolated incident, and “there is no threat to public safety.” Chief Robert Crawford declined to comment Tuesday “until other interviews are conducted.”

On Twitter, the Timber Creek High School Football team posted a message from its coach Sunday calling Christopher’s death an accident. Monday, the team announced that a candlelight vigil will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the pond in the front of the Crawford Farms subdivision in far north Fort Worth. Those who plan to attend are asked to wear red in remembrance of Chris.

A GoFundMe online fundraiser has also been created to help pay for Christopher’s funeral. It has raised more than $10,000 since Sunday.

Mark Smith
Mark Smith
Mark Smith is the Digital Editor of The Cross Timbers Gazette.

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