Vigil Held in Overtown for Slain 10-Year-Old Boy

The shooting of a 10-year-old boy has left a Miami community stunned and family searching for answers.

Family and friends gathered Wednesday night for a candlelight vigil to remember little Marlon Eason, who was gunned down outside his Overtown home Tuesday night in what police are calling a horrible act of violence.

"I can't hug my baby no more, my baby's gone," mother Elizabeth Ruffin said.

Eason was killed in a drive-by shooting outside the home as he played basketball.

"He was a very smart, shy kid, he was very spoiled," Ruffin said. "He loved basketball, he died doing what he loved doing, playing basketball."

Eason was one of four children shot in Miami Tuesday. Near his home, a 15-year-old girl was grazed by a bullet. Two hours earlier, two other teens were shot, one of them fatally.

Miami Police are planning to join community leaders on a walk for justice Thursday in hopes of finding whoever is responsible. The walk begins at 6:30 p.m. at the historic St. Agnes Episcopal Church on Northwest 3rd Avenue.

"Nothing can make up for my baby gone, I don't have my baby," Ruffin said. "He did not deserve this. You're a coward."

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