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'It could have been anybody's child': Family, friends attend Draylen Mason's funeral

The East Austin community came together to say goodbye to Austin bombing victim, Draylen Mason.

Family, and friends of Draylen Mason came together for his funeral this weekend.

The teen was tragically killed during the Austin bombings nearly three weeks ago.

Mason's funeral took place at Greater Mt. Zion Baptist Church at around 11 a.m. on Saturday.

Close family, friends, and others who simply wanted to support the family attended the morning service.

Those who knew his family said it was important that they support them through this tough time.

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“I knew how important it was today to be out, to say to them that we love you; we are praying for you, and we know that children are not supposed to go before us,” said Brenda Woods, attended a funeral. "It’s unfortunate. This is a tragedy and we want to pray.”

“It could have been anybody's child, so Draylen is our baby,” said Sherwynn Patton, who attended the funeral. “That's why we're here."

Draylen died on March 12 after picking up a package he found placed outside of his home.

The 17-year-old had recently been accepted into the Butler School of Music in UT Austin’s College of Fine Arts.

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