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<p>Loved ones gathered round the spot where a 16 year old boy took his last breaths.</p><p>He was Rafael Montanez and now, Springfield’s 7th murder victim. <br />Shot in a spate of gang violence that left three others wounded.</p><p>Family and friends of Rafael Montenaz Jr. are stricken with grief, still in shock that their loved one is gone.</p><p>"That was my blood. That was my brother. They killed him,&rdquo; said the murder victim&rsquo;s sister, Stephanie Montenaz.</p><p>"[I] felt a piece of [my] heart got taken away,&rdquo; said the murder victim&rsquo;s father, Rafael Montenaz Senior.</p><p>A tear-filled tribute to the city’s 7th murder victim of the year as loved ones remembered 16-year-old Rafael Montenaz Jr.</p>

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