MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The family of a man shot and killed on the 4th of July wants answers and the killer arrested.
On Tuesday night, friends and family held a vigil for Ali Alsaedy, who was killed outside of a gas station in the 2300 block of Frayser Boulevard.
The daughter, Zaynab Alsaedy, said her father was cleaning outside of the gas station when he was shot.
She said he worked there for several years, and she doesn’t understand why someone would want to hurt him.
“I honestly don’t know who shot him,” said Alsaedy. “I want to know, but I really want justice for my dad number one.”
Alsaedy said she was planning on celebrating the holiday with some friends when Memphis police called.
She is thankful for friends who showed up at her father’s candlelight vigil on Tuesday night.
Many of his family members could not attend because they live in Iraq, so it’s just she and her mom left in Memphis.
Alsaedy said she wants answers as soon as possible.
“It was very hard, but I’m trying to be strong because there are other people who might need me,” said Alsaedy.
Memphis police said the motive for the shooting is unknown.
Again, officers are still searching for the shooter, so call Memphis Police if you know anything about this case.
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