DYERSBURG, Tenn. -- They stood in tears, pain on their faces as an evening rain shower fell. Friends and family of those shot on the front porch of a home where a child was celebrating his second birthday.
“My family is going through the most terrible thing at this moment,” said Roosevelt Johnson.
“Everyday I see this on TV, I say the same thing, ‘It's bad’.”
Latonia Hunt stood strong, on crutches, after being shot on the same porch 24 hours earlier.
"We were all dancing on the porch. She was standing right in front of me,” she said.
Her pain, shared by much more than just family.
Shanice Amerson, the woman killed by gunfire on that porch, drew people to the vigil she barely knew. They just felt they had to be there.
“She was a good person. Seen her walking with her children, everyone knew her, knew of her,” said one neighbor.