HAZELWOOD (KDKA) – A candlelight vigil was held Wednesday night on the one-year anniversary of a fatal shooting in Hazelwood.

A year ago, 27-year-old Jabbar Fridia was killed in his SUV near the intersection of Marsden and Chatsworth Streets.

About 75 people gathered near that spot Wednesday night to hold a candlelight vigil in his memory.

“It’s senseless killing. It is. When’s it going to stop? I just wonder when it’s going to stop,” Mountern Patterson said.

There were candles, tears, balloons and prayers.

“It’s been a whole year. A whole year father God,” one woman said.

Fridia leaves behind a 2-year-old daughter.

“This is his only child. She wants closure. She’s only two. There’s no reason she should have to lose her father so early at a senseless killing,” one woman said.

Police have been unable to come up with enough evidence to arrest someone in the case. Now, his family is hoping someone will come forward.

“Every day. Somebody’s losing a child somewhere in the world, but they’re not doing anything. I don’t know if they’re doing anything. I don’t know if they can find the people that do it. You can only wait,” Patterson said.


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