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Sailor from Cobb County killed in Va. shooting

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. -- A 21-year-old sailor from Powder Springs, Ga. was shot and killed Saturday in Virginia Beach over the weekend.

Police said got the call about the shooting around 1 a.m. and found a man with a gunshot wound in the street. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

Authorities have identified him as Brandon Marcellus Haith, of Powder Springs.

Friends held a vigil in honor of Haith on Sunday at the spot where he was found.

Steven Joyce served with Haith aboard USS Elrod.

Fellow sailors started sending their condolences to Joyce. He, in turn, wrote them on hats that are part of a tribute to his shipmate. Joyce also carved a cross in a tree as a way to remember Haith.

"We hung out a lot, he's not really the partyer type, he's just like a silent kid, hard-worker," said Joyce.

The Virginia Beach Police Department's Homicide Squad is handling the investigation.