Neighbors of boy who died from gunshot wound organize vigil

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Neighbors of boy who died from gunshot wound organize vigil

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Yuma, Ariz. (13 On Your Side) "I went to get religious counseling today and this is the first time I have done that in 20 years," said Jon Ury.

Ury says the news of three-year-old Darrien Nez's death has hit him and his wife very hard.

The Ury's live next door to where Darrien tragically lost his life to a gunshot wound.

Ury says he didn't know the family well but he remembers seeing little Darrien playing outside laughing and smiling.

"It feels very weird, right now he would be climbing the wall between the two properties being friendly and playing with his cars," said Ury.

Despite not having a long history with his neighbors Ury and his wife felt they needed to organize a candle light vigil.

Today he went house-to-house meeting neighbors, some for the first time, to invite them.

"I want this to be a chance for people to heal, a chance for everyone to come together and remember a fallen one," said Ury.

He says his heart is heavy because as a father and grandfather, he could understand the pain that would come with the loss of a child.

"Everyone that I have talked to feels the same way, they are shocked and surprised. No one wants to think of a young child's life being cut so short," said Ury.

Residents say they do not need answers regarding the outcome of the investigation. They say the details can not bring back the three-year-old.

They say what is important is that people pray for the victim and for the family.

 

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