Friends and family were gathering Friday evening to remember a man who was shot in front of his home in Bridgeport, police said.
Authorities don’t believe Cadell Moore, 34, was the intended target of Thursday morning's shooting. They said the shooter may have been targeting friends or family members in the home.
Moore was working on his car on Sixth Street when gunfire erupted shortly before 11 a.m. A bullet struck Moore in the head, police said. He was rushed to Bridgeport Hospital by ambulance, but did not survive his injuries.
An investigation into the shooting is ongoing. No arrests have been reported.
Moore was remembered by friends and neighbors as a loving father who was very giving to his church and community. His family set up a large memorial to him on the sidewalk outside his home ahead of a "take back our village" rally Friday night.
"He was a very helpful dude, he was very close to his mother," Monica Shepard, his neighbor, said. "I'm kind of shocked by it. He didn't deserve it. He didn't deserve none of that, what happened to him."
Moore's pastor, William McCullough, said members of the community have to take action.
"We've got to take responsibiity and do something about it before it really gets bad, as if it's not already bad," McCullough said. "We've got to really change now, while we can."