Group holds vigil for man killed in drive-by shooting

Group reached out to neighbors

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A vigil was held Thursday for Anthony Stinson, who was murdered in a drive-by May 19th.

Family, friends, neighbors and Mad Dads -- a group against violence and drugs -- came together to pray and reflect on a life that was cut short.

"This has been the hardest week of my life," said Antinese, Stinson's sister. "I just hope that someone knows something and comes forward. You never know what you do to family. You never know what you do to kids. They had to hear that their uncle was killed."

Facebook photo of Anthony Stinson Jr.
Facebook photo of Anthony Stinson Jr.

Family members said Stinson, who was killed just weeks before his 21st birthday, said he was always laughing and having a good time.

The shooter, who gunned down Stinson in front of his grandmother's house, has not been caught.

Even if they find the person who did it, it won't bring my brother back, but it will help us, and keep this person from doing it to somebody else's family," said Stinson's sister.

The group went down streets handing out flyers, asking neighbors for help. They hope every person they reach can offer police information, no matter how big or small.