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Vigil for Local Shooting Victim
COVINGTON, Ky. (Angela Ingram) -- Family and friends gather Wednesday night to remember a former Covington High School football player gunned down during a drive-by shooting.
Hassan Abdullah, Reginald Bates, Eugene Smith, and Mikyle Holloway are locked up in connection with killing Desean Peterson. Two juveniles also face charges.
Desean Peterson's family and loved ones walked in silence to the street where the 19-year-old was gunned down. They joined with friends and church leaders, they held hands, and prayed.
We trust in you tonight, Father God, that you will take Desean's spirit.
Desean's three-year-old son is left without a father.
Sunday evening Desean was standing in the front yard of a house near the corner of 17th and Garrard. A group of men driving by opened fire, multiple shots hit the house, one bullet hit Desean and he died at the hospital.
Everybody loved Sean. Sean was a lovable guy. He would help anybody. He would give anybody some shoes. If they didn't have no cleats he would give them cleats. He did everything. He did for his team, he did for his friends, his family.
Birgitte Peterson thanked the crowd for coming to support her and thanked community activists for organizing the vigil.
When I first came over to her, she fell in my arms and I let her know that I knew exactly how she felt and we talked and she understood everything I was saying because she knew I had been there.
Desean had a love for football and was a stand-out athlete at Holmes High School. He also had a passion for music.
His mother says she can't understand why anyone would want to kill him.
They need God in their lives and good parenting or something and they need some love because this is just crazy. You've got to have no heart to just jump in the car and decide to kill somebody for no reason.
Desean's funeral service is Saturday at Word of Life Christian Fellowship Church in Covington.
His family is planning a vigil and march after the funeral from the church to the Holmes High School football field.