Candlelight vigil held for 23-year-old Newport News man

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – The family of a man who was shot to death in Newport News, still mourn the death of who they lost.

The family hosted a candlelight vigil for the 23-year-old Devin Bowles on Saturday. He was the man who was killed on Lassiter Drive in the city last Tuesday, February 20.

The vigil was held at 6:30 on Saturday, and many in attendance reflected on the good times that they shared with Bowles.

This was the second vigil that was held for Bowles. The first vigil was the day after the shooting, when friends and family gathered around the area in which he was killed.

According to police, Bowles was shot multiple times on that street right before 3 p.m. that Tuesday afternoon.

The vigil helped promote a message of love and ending of violence in the community.

News 3 spoke with a local pastor who said that vigils happen to often around here.

Bowles death makes it the third homicide in Newport News this year.