Funeral for Akyra Murray, Philadelphia Teen Killed in Orlando Nightclub Shooting

Funeral arrangements have been released for Akyra Murray, the Philadelphia teen and youngest victim of the massacre inside Orlando's Pulse nightclub.

A viewing will be held Friday from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Monument Baptist Church located at 50th and Locust Streets in West Philadelphia with the funeral service immediately following.

Murray graduated from West Catholic Preparatory High School on June 13th. To celebrate her graduation, Akyra Murray, her parents and her 4-year-old sister traveled to Orlando for a family vacation. Her brother, Alex, attends college in West Palm Beach. 

Murray went to the club with her cousin Tiara Parker and friend Patience Carter, also from Philadelphia. Both Parker and Carter survived the shooting after all three hid in a bathroom in the nightclub, and continue to recover from gunshot wounds.

Interment will take place at Mount Peace Cemetery.

Details of the funeral were posted to a GoFundMe page set up to help the Murray family following Akyra's death.

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