WEBSTER (News 8) - At a vigil Tuesday evening, hundreds of community members showed their love for 14-year-old Richy Carrillo, who was gunned down Saturday night in Mount Hope.
"I pray that we'll never have to do this again!" one organizer shouted to the crowd.
This community is demanding peace and justice for an innocent victim, marching through the streets of Webster beforehand. Friends, family and classmates remembered the popular teen, and celebrated his short life.
"He was really nice," said Elizabeth Gomez, a friend. "He was really a sensitive kid."
Saturday night at around 8pm, Richy had been hanging out with friends and family on the 3500 block of Island avenue, when witnesses say a dark SUV drove up, and
two Hispanic males in their twenties got out and started shooting.
While Richy tried to flee, he was struck by a bullet and killed.
"He didn't deserve to die so young," said another friend, Maria Padilla. "He wasn't involved in gangs."
Tuesday, Richy's grandmother pleaded for anyone with information on the shooting to come forward anonymously.
"He was a beautiful baby, so lovable," she said.
Richy's mother, Elisa Carrillo, said she wont rest until her son's killers are caught, but says she also must learn to forgive them.
"That was my son," she said. "He was a very special boy.... he really was."
The organizers of Tuesday's candlelight vigil have vowed to continue coming together every week until whoever is responsible for Richy Carrillo's death is brought to justice.
Richy will be laid to rest Friday morning at Greenwood Memorial Park.
Anyone with information on Richy Carrillo's murder is asked to call Crimestoppers at 888-580-8477.
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