Vigil honors slain father of young murder victim

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Posted on October 21, 2013 at 10:14 PM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 22 at 10:55 AM

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NEW ORLEANS -- A candlelight vigil was held Monday night in Central City in memory of a man whose family is no stranger to violence.

Rakeen Holmes was shot and killed Saturday night near Eden and S. Gayoso streets.

About two years ago, his nearly 2-year-old daughter Keira Holmes was also killed when she was hit by a stray bullet.

Friends and family called for an end to the violence at the vigil, and asked for anyone who knows anything to come forward immediately

If you have any information on Holmes' murder, you're urged to call Crimestoppers at 822-1111.

 

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