Family, friends gather to remember 9-year-old shooting victim Jamyla Bolden

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FERGUSON, MO (KPLR)- Residents in Ferguson are still reeling from the shooting death of a nine-year-old girl. Thursday night, family and friends held a vigil to remember Jamylah Bolden.

Ferguson police are still on the hunt for the gunman= responsible for shooting and killing Jamylah.  She was a 4th grader who teachers say loved to learn and was so excited about the start of school last week. In fact, it was while she was doing homework on her mother’s bed that a bullet took her life.

Police say shots were fired into her home on Ellison Drive Tuesday night, killing Jamylah and wounding her mother.

Last night, her mother, brother, grandparents, friends, relatives and supporters gathered to pray and celebrate her young life. Nearly 100 people, including the officers who were first to arrive the night she was shot, joined in solidarity at the candlelight vigil. Several of them were overcome by grief and emotion.

This story has touched the hearts of many including one of the Cardinals.

President Bill Dewitt III and his wife Ira have offered to pay for Jamylah`s funeral expenses. Meanwhile, police in Ferguson won`t stop until they find her killer.