ST. LOUIS ( --A 20-year-old man who was shot and killed in North County overnight Sunday has been identified.

Officers from the St. Louis County Police Department responded to a shooting in the 200 block of Northport Hills Drive shortly after 12 a.m. on Nov. 26.

There, police found a man near a sidewalk suffering from at least one gunshot wound. The 20-year-old man was taken to a local hospital where he died from his injuries.

He was later identified as Samuel George of North County.

Detectives believe he was outside near in the 200 block when an unknown suspect began shooting in his direction, eventually hitting him.

Police have no information on a suspect.

A candlelight vigil was held for George Sunday evening. His mother Arnetta Burrell says he loved music and was a full-time student. Burrell is now pleading for justice.

"I want whoever did this. I want you to know we're going to get you. You will be held accountable for what you've done and you're not just going after one person you're going after an entire family, everybody is hurt and grieving over senseless acts of violence and it has to stop," she said.

The case is under investigation by the St. Louis County Police Department Bureau of Crimes Against Persons.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the St. Louis County Police Department at 636-529-8210.

To tip anonymously or to potentially receive a reward, anyone with information can contact CrimeStoppers at 1-866-371-TIPS(8477).

A GoFundMe has been set up to help pay for George's funeral expenses.

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