March, Vigil Held For Slain Mount Hope Teen

Richard Carrillo, 14, Shot Near Apartment In 3500 Block Of Island Avenue

More than a hundred people on Tuesday marched to a church in southeast San Diego for a vigil in support of a teen who was killed in a shooting in the Mount Hope neighborhood.

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The march began at the spot in Mount Hope where 14-year-old Richard Carrillo was killed Saturday.

The middle school student was near his apartment with neighborhood friends when witnesses say two men drove up, got out of the car and started shooting at the group. Carrillo was hit and killed.

His mother was overwhelmed by the number of people who showed up for her son on Tuesday.

"I feel all the love," she said. "He was a good kid."

Nine San Diego police officers showed up to support the community and to make sure the group was safe as it marched more than two miles to Our Redeemer Lutheran Church on Euclid Avenue for the 7 p.m. candlelight vigil.

Carrillo's killer is still on the run but his mother is confident their days as free men are numbered.

"I'm not going to stop," she said. "I'm not going to stop until we find out who these people are, because I want justice."

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