St. Louis residents come together to honor Jamyla Bolden -

St. Louis residents come together to honor Jamyla Bolden

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FERGUSON, MO ( – Sparked by the death of 9-year-old Jamyla Bolden the community of Ferguson is coming together to honor the young girls life.

Bolden was shot and killed while doing homework in bed at her home in the 9200 block of Ellison Drive in Ferguson Tuesday. Her mother was also injured in the shooting.

Residents met at the intersection of Canfield and Ellison in Ferguson Sunday afternoon and marched to Bolden’s old school, Koch Elementary School.

"It's so much the norm, but when stuff like this happens, we can't let it be the norm," said Hip Hop Artist Travis Th'istl. "We shouldn't let a nine-year-old die in our community."

Others shared his feelings. "There is a culture we live in called 'no snitching,'" said Tammie Holland, an organizer of the event. "You know what? That culture needs to stop because a little girl has lost her life."

Participants also brought pink balloons to release in her honor.    

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