ALTON — Churches on the Streets is organizing a candlelight vigil at 5 p.m. tonight for Romell L. Jones, an 11-year-old boy who died in a drive-by shooting at the Alton Acres housing complex.
“We want to surround his family with support from our many local churches and community as a whole,” a Churches on the Streets Facebook post states. “Please join us and let’s make something good out of this horrific tragedy.”
Churches on the Streets is a nonprofit organization that provides food and other services for homeless people. The organization also provides disaster relief and education on human trafficking.
Alton Acres, at the intersection of Belle and Paul streets, is operated by the Alton Housing Authority.
A Go Fund Me page is raising money so the family can pay for a funeral.