LYNCHBURG, Va. (WFXR) — It was an emotional day at Ramp Church International as family, friends, and community members came together to honor the life of Kingston Campbell, a 6-year-old who was shot and killed on May 1 in Lynchburg.
Family members spoke on stage, sharing memories and remarks about the life of Kingston and the large impact that he had on the Lynchburg community.
“Kingston, oh, Kingston. I’m sorry baby boo. I love you my superhero. I miss and love you,” said one family member.
Community members shared what Kingston’s death means for Lynchburg. People also spoke about how this incident needs to incite change in the area.
“We expect to look in the eyes of Kingston today. We’ve got to be able to look at how he looked at things,” said Bishop James E. Camm. “But, we come to step this thing up today, that we are going to set some standards in the City of Lynchburg, that it is not going to happen anymore. Look at somebody and say that’s the last time.”
People can donate to a reward fund that the family is starting at the Bank of James to hopefully help find whoever was involved in the shooting.
A fundraiser was also held on May 9 for Kingston’s family. Community members played in a youth basketball game at the Jubilee Family Development Center.
No arrests have been made in the shooting of Kingston Campbell. WFXR News will continue to update you with information as it is released.