PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Family and friends of 37-year-old Hosea Davis say they can’t believe a local is now a homicide victim.
Dozens gathered in the bitter cold to memorialize Davis at a candlelight vigil Tuesday.
They stood on a street corner in Pittsburgh’s Larimer neighborhood, near the scene of Monday afternoon’s fatal shooting.
The victim’s mother told KDKA’s Kym Gable, “What am I going to do? I don’t have nobody. That’s all I had. I just prey they catch this person – these people that did this. Cause it don’t make no sense.”
More than a dozen shots were fired from a high-powered rifle. At least 10 hit Davis, some at close range as he lay on the ground.
Davis, himself, had a criminal record, but was applauded for his bravery last March when he came to the aid of teenaged stabbing victim Allison Meadows at the East Liberty Target.
Davis’ cousin, Michelle Gilmore, said, “’Till you live in our area and know how we feel, can’t nobody walk in our shoes. People have no respect for human life these days. It’s got to stop somewhere. We need to take back our streets. We need to stand up and take our kids back.”
Police have not released a motive for the shooting.
No arrests have been made.
“Please, I beg you. Turn yourself in,” cried Moore. “I don’t want another to go through what I’m going through.”