Family and friends hold vigil for man killed in east side shooting

NOW: Family and friends hold vigil for man killed in east side shooting


MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Family and friends gathered Tuesday to remember a 34-year-old man killed in a shooting on the east side Saturday night. 

The shooting happened near Farwell and Kane. 

Family members identified the victim as Antwon Gibson. 

"He had a beautiful smile," his mom, Shirl Liggins said. 

"Antwon was an amazing person, like he was great at everything," said his fiancee Quinnetta Bogan. "He was a great father, a great man, a great provider."

Liggins said Gibson was eating in the area where the shooting happened Saturday. 

"I was out of town and I got the phone call and it was the worst thing, the worst night ever," said Liggins. 

Those gathered at the vigil Tuesday prayed and shared memories of Gibson. 

"He would give you the shirt off his back, whatever anybody wanted or needed if they would have asked or talked to him, he would give it to you," said Bogan. 

"I'm just ready for all the killing to stop, it doesn't make sense," said Kijuana Jackson, who helped organize the vigil.

"We need to make some changes in the City of Milwaukee and come together more and to try to protect each other more versus hurt each other."

Milwaukee Police have not shared any details about what led up to the shooting. Police have said they are still looking for suspects.

Gibson leaves behind five children.

"There will be a hole left in their heart forever, and people when they're killing each other, they don't realize who they are taking. They don't realize that they're taking fathers, they don't realize that this is going to be something that's going to hurt these children for the rest of their lives," said Jackson. 

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