One week after a San Francisco teenager was shot to death in front of his own house, his friends and family members said goodbye during funeral services Saturday afternoon.
Jacob Valdiviezo was home from college for spring break when he was killed last Saturday.
An entire community came to St. Peter's Church in the Mission District to honor his life. Friends said he was a good student and a star athlete who stayed out of trouble.
The parents of the 19-year-old were overcome with emotion.
Students from Riordan High School, his alma mater, lined the steps.
His former classmates are struggling to understand what happened.
"I couldn't really believe it because he's a really peaceful kind of person. I never once saw him get angry so when I heard this it was just unbelievable," said Gianni Victoria, a former classmate.
"It's like really sad to see him go down like that," said Rene Cardiel, a former classmate. "He was nice to everybody. "
There was barely enough room for everyone to stand inside the church.
"All these people here for him, it's just a surreal moment," said T.J. Najera, a friend of the victim. "You don't realize something bad happens in the Mission until it happens to one of your best friends."
Valdiviezo was killed outside his house in the Mission District. Police said the shooter asked about his gang affiliation before opening fire.
Friends and family members said Valdiviezo wasn't in a gang. He was a sophomore at Lewis and Clark College in Oregon where he played on the football team.
His teammates wore their jerseys to the funeral to remember him.
A San Francisco police spokesman said detectives are actively searching for the man's killer.
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