Many people gathered in North St. Louis Thursday evening to honor the life of 10-year-old Eddie Hill IV.
Hill was shot and killed Friday night while standing on a porch with his father.
Thursday's vigil was hosted by Better Family Life and featured many faith and community leaders who spoke to the crowd about the need to end gun violence in the city.
Both Eddie Hill III and his wife spoke about their son at the vigil. Hill told the crowd he's speaking out for a cause that's greater than just his son.
"It's not just about Eddie," Hill said. "It's not about the past Eddies. It's about the future Eddies, I don't want any mother or father to go through the pain me and my wife are going through."
Hill told the vigil attendees that people need to "stop what we're doing to each other."
One pastor urged the crowd to come forward if they know who may be responsible.
Hill said he wants people to remember his son for the light that he was to his family and friends.
"He was always a playful boy," Hill said. "He was always enjoying himself. When you come around, he's going to entertain you. He'd made sure you're entertained."