DALLAS, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) — While Dallas police are still trying to make an arrest in the shooting death of Rory Norman, the 1-year-old boy’s family and friends gathered for a candlelight vigil Saturday night.
Norman was shot and killed through his bedroom window only a couple weeks shy of his second birthday.READ MORE: Amber Alert Issued For 12-Year-Old Girl Out Of Converse, Texas
His mom, Ebony Miller, said her son was a light in so many people’s lives and left a strong impact on hers.
“He joked with me a lot. He called me Ebony. ‘Ebony…,’ until I say, ‘What’s my name?’ And he’d just laugh and say, ‘Mommy,'” she recalled.
It’s memories like that oh which Norman’s family will remember forever.READ MORE: COVID-19 Pandemic Has Taken A Toll On Mental Health, Led To More Drug Abuse, CDC Says
Early Sunday morning, the one year old became a victim of what Dallas police are calling senseless gun violence. They believe someone familiar with Norman’s south Dallas home, targeted those inside.
Norman’s 20-year-old uncle was also injured in the shooting but survived after being transported to a nearby hospital.
“It’s a bad situation but I also have peace because I know that even though he’s in heaven, he still cares about me,” Miller said. “He still remembers me and it’s just a sign for me to get my life right so I can see him again in heaven.”MORE NEWS: US To Deport 'Massive' Number Of Haitian Migrants From Texas Border Town
The nonprofit that hosted the vigil is raising money for the funeral and other expenses. To donate, click here.