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'He was killed in cold blood' | Father recounts moments before son was shot, killed in St. Louis

He says the 10-year-old was awake and talking to him as they waited for first responders.

ST. LOUIS — It's been four days since 10-year-old Eddie Hill IV was shot in front of his home.

Since then a memorial was created in front of it with all of his favorite things and a sign that says "Justice for Eddie".

"His mother is broken, his father is broken and then for it to be a child to get killed this way it hit more than just our family it done hit, shook the city, it done shook St. Louis," said Eddie's aunt Latashia Jackson.

It's a cry the family of Eddie Hill IV hopes everyone can hear.

"Police roll around this mug everyday locking people up back and forth but it's been three days and no cop or investigator came to me saying they found nothing," said Eddie's father, Eddie Hill III.

As they search for the gunman who shot and killed the 10-year-old Friday in front of his home on Page Avenue.

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"He got killed in cold blood. We don't want no revenge for this, man, we just want justice, bring that man forward," said Hill.

For the first time, Eddie's father is speaking out about that terrifying night.

He says the 10-year-old was awake and talking to him as they waited for first responders.

"Talking to me the whole time like where the doctors at? When they gonna put me in the ambulance," Hill said.

Since June, gun violence has taken the lives of 10 children in and around St. Louis.

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His aunt says Eddie, who was smart enough to skip a grade, was smart enough to know about the violence going on around him.

"He saw everything," Jackson said. "Of course he lived down in the city, you get a good dose of reality."

"I want everybody to know, my son was murdered in cold blood, and ain't nobody did nothing about it," said Hill.

A search for justice that continues.

Family members are holding a vigil for Eddie Thursday night at 7. It will be on the 4700 block of Page in front of where Eddie was shot.

The family did not have life insurance. Friends set up a fundraiser to help pay for Eddie's funeral. 

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