Shooting victim's family to hold a "Stop the Violence" vigil

Family plans vigil for man killed in shooting

SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - Mystery still surrounds a deadly shooting from late Monday night.

The shooting was Shreveport's third shooting death in just 26 hours.  Who killed 31-year-old Terry Hill? That's the question his family has been asking since Hill was gunned down outside a house on Mitchell Lane late Monday night in the northern portion of Shreveport's Cedar Grove neighborhood.

"All I want is justice for my son. You know whoever you is that did it. And you know why you did it. That's all I want is justice," said Hill's mother Bridget Howard.

Now Terry Hill's family is planning a vigil near the very spot where the father of two lost his life exactly one week later.

Lamika Sanders, Hill's longtime girlfriend and mother of their two small children, described him as a kind and generous man and recalls just one example.

"This old lady at Walmart. He just gave her 20 dollars. He ain't even know her," said Sanders as she fought back tears.

She told us that Hill had called her Monday night, saying he'd go to the grocery store and then make a quick stop at the home of his best friend, nicknamed "Nike."

Hill never made it home.

Monday night's candlelight vigil is scheduled to take place just feet from the spot where Hill was discovered with multiple gunshot wounds.

Hill's family said they have not coordinated with the people who live at this house. So, they will hold the vigil on the street.

The family said they suspect Hill's shooting death could have been a case of mistaken identity, and that he was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time and paid with his life because of it.

They're hoping Monday's vigil here will help stop the violence - if even for just one night.

The event is scheduled to get underway at 7 p.m. in the 900 block of Mitchell Lane.

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