Family, friends remember victim of Donaldsonville murder

DONALDSONVILLE, LA (WAFB) - The Ascensions Parish Sheriff's Office continues to investigate the shooting death of 37-year-old Adoriji Wilson who was gunned down Sunday in Donaldsonville.

On Thursday family and friends gathered for a candlelight vigil to honor Wilson, who pastors say is yet another victim of senseless crime.

"It's just constantly reoccurring and we need to put an end to it. We need to rally together and together we can stop it," said one speaker.

The vigil also featured an emotional plea by Wilson's mother Joan Nicholas, who urged anyone with information to come forward.

"My heart is so broken so I'm begging you please tell us so another mother won't feel the pain that I'm feeling and another child won't be left without a father," begged Nicholas.

Some on hand say the trend won't change unless communities in pain decide to make a difference by choosing guidance instead of violence.

"Our biggest thing is to be our brothers keeper to look out for one another and try to correct each other for good and bad so we all stay on the right track," said Timothy Campbell, Pastor at Mt. Pilgrim Baptist Church in Donaldsonville.

An Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office spokesperson told WAFB four investigators are currently working fulltime on the case.

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