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Friends of Kaitlin Gerber release balloons in her honor

MAUMEE, OH (Toledo News Now) -

Dozens of balloons were released by the family and friends of Kaitlin Gerber.

It's been less than one week since Kaitlin was shot and killed by her ex-boyfriend.

Tonight her loved ones gathered to say goodbye at the Rib Cage in Maumee.

Kaitlin worked there since she was 14 years old.

"I want people to remember her smile. She was such a pretty happy person, she had an amazing personality," said Rachael Mhaewski, Kaitlin's friend, who organized the event.

Kaitlin Gerber was 20 years old.

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