PHILADELPHIA (WTXF) - A vigil was held for a 31-year-old man who was shot and killed over the weekend. The community is heartbroken and wants answers.
"We love you Kyree." Those words as white balloons sailed into the South Philadelphia sky Monday night as almost a hundred family members and friends gathered at 18th and Dickinson to remember 31-year-old Khyree Felder who was gunned down over the weekend.
"There shouldn't be so much hate in the world that they could just go around killing people." said Khyree's mother, Cheryl Felder Reeves, as she fought back tears.
There were candles and tears as Khyree's mother addressed the crowd, heartbroken over the murder of her youngest son. The father of a 3-year-old daughter himself.
"He's kind hearted, he used to help me babysit my adopted kids. He played with his nieces and nephews. If somebody needs something he would help them," she said.
Police say Felder was gunned down in a hail of bullets outside a corner Market at 18th and Dickinson around 8:35 Saturday night. So far, there are no suspects and no arrests. Circles marked the spots where more than a half dozen shell casings hit the ground.
"To actually kill somebody like that. You can't take that back. There's no I'm sorry," Khyree's mother added .
"Everybody's gonna go about their business until the next one is murdered," said Khyree's cousin, Anton Moore.
There are surveillance cameras in the area near the murder scene. Khyree's mother, his cousins and other relatives called for an end to the gun violence, urging the community to come together and stop the bloodshed in the streets.
"It hurts. It hurts bad. It's the worst pain that I ever had," Khyree's mother told the crowd..
The viewing and funeral for Kyree Felder will be held Tuesday morning. Police are asking anyone with information on his murder to call the homicide unit.