Published: Aug 02, 2010 8:18 PM EDT
Updated: Aug 02, 2010 5:18 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) - Family and friends gathered to remember a 17-year-old honors student who authorities say was killed during a drive-by shooting in Miami.

Lexsis Ray was a student at EDC Academy of Excellence and was going to be the first in her family to graduate from high school. Relatives said she was a straight A student.

Ray had left a friend's house Thursday evening in the city's Little Haiti neighborhood when someone exited an SUV and began firing at a man. Ray was caught in the crossfire.

Mourners lit candles at a vigil for Ray on Saturday.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call the Miami Police Department's Homicide Unit at 305-603-6350 or Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-8477 (TIPS).