Vigil held to honor 4-year-old killed in Ensley

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Police continue to search for the killer who shot and killed a four year old boy. Monday night, family and friends of Rodriquez Ferguson gathered for a vigil to honor his life.

More than 50 people showed up in the front yard where Ferguson was shot and killed on 31st Street Ensley. His mother was there and is still very upset over the loss of her son.

We spoke with a community leader who said she is fed up.

“I been over here 25 years and every night we hear gunshots over here every night,” Lynette Peters said. “I even wrote a letter to Chief Roper and delivered it to the police precinct and said ‘look I’ve got five daughters over here and me and if we get killed I’m going to tell them to sue the police department because we call and every night somebody ride through these neighborhoods and shoot up in the air’.”

Things didn’t stay peaceful at the vigil. Some people who attended began arguing, causing many people to leave.

Police had to be called in to calm the situation. Fortunately, no one was hurt during the confrontation.

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