Vigil for drive-by shooting victim

There was balloon release to remember Destiny McClain.

AVONDALE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) - Friends, family and a community came together to remember a young woman who was killed in an apparent drive-by shooting while ordering food at a food truck in Phoenix. Dozens of people wore green to honor 23-year-old Destiny McClain at a vigil at Avondale's Friendship Park on Wednesday evening. Some of them also placed flowers next to a photo of her.

Several people said a few words about her, including a man who used to work with her at Amazon. "She was so good to everyone," he said. "She always stuck up for the little guy." Others held back the tears as stories about McClain were told.

After the remarks, they released green balloons. The group then lit candles. "My sister was the loveliest person ever, the most peaceful person, the rock behind my soul, the person who made me smile under anything and she didn't deserve this," said Akil Miller, McClain's brother.

Police said McClain was ordering from a food truck when she was shot near 17th Street and McDowell Road on Sunday around 3:30 a.m. The shooters were in a car and opened fire in her direction and McClain was randomly hit, police said.

Vigil for drive-by shooting victim

After the balloon release, the group then lit candles.

No arrests have been made. Miller is calling anyone with information about the shooting to come forward. "I need any type of justice for my sister. She didn't deserve this and that person knows that," said Miller.


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