St. Louis residents come together to honor Jamyla Bolden - KMOV.com

St. Louis residents come together to honor Jamyla Bolden

Posted: Updated:

FERGUSON, MO (KMOV.com) – 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.    

If you have any information regarding the investigation, please call 1-866-371-8477. Tips can be made anonymously.

Copyright 2015 KMOV (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.

Watch News 4 Now

Mouse over player for controls · LAUNCH FULL PLAYER

Powered by Frankly