East-side vigils remember 4-year-old killed in drive-by shooting

District Attorney Nico LaHood and SAPD Chief Williams McManus spoke at the vigils, showing solidarity with the grieving family and friends.

SAN ANTONIO - Friday was a solemn night on the east side as family members of 4-year-old Earl Whitley, community leaders, and law enforcement joined forces. They were passionate and persistent about tracking down Earl's killers. 

Last Chance Ministries organized the first vigil about a block away from Whitley's Hub Avenue home, where the 4-year-old was tragically killed while asleep on Wednesday evening.

District Attorney Nico LaHood and SAPD Chief William McManus came out to show solidarity with members of the community and let San Antonio know that they will not tolerate this type of senseless violence.

Whitley's mother, who was also shot twice in the leg in Wednesday night's shooting, thanked police and EMS who she said did everything they could to save her son's life.

Chief McManus said that they are offering a cash reward for any information that could help lead to an arrest in the shooting.

A visitation for Earl Whitley will be held next Friday at Stephen's Baptist Church and his funeral will be held at the same church Saturday at 10 a.m.

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