Vigil held for 13-year-old Oakland boy shot on NYE


He was on his way home from the Boys and Girls Club on New Year's Eve when he was shot several times, just a few blocks from his home. He died early Wednesday morning at the hospital.

Thursday night dozens of people gathered at the spot where he was shot on 104th Avenue and Walnut Street.

"Here on this very street, somebody pulls out and shoots the youngster or shoots at the kids and hits this one. It's really sad, it's got to stop," said Oakland City Councilmember Noel Gallo.

At the vigil his aunt described him as a peacemaker and a good boy.

The Boys and Girls Clubs of Oakland will offer grief counseling for staff and members and say they will help the family in any way they can.

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