Bridgeport family holds vigil on anniversary of Iroquois Alston's 2011 shooting in Norwalk

The family of a Bridgeport man who was fatally shot back in 2011 held a vigil Wednesday in his memory. Iroquois Alston and his friend,

Iroquois Alston and his friend, Rickita Smalls, were

Iroquois Alston and his friend, Rickita Smalls, were fatally shot in Norwalk. (Credit: News 12 Connecticut)

BRIDGEPORT - The family of a Bridgeport man who was fatally shot in Norwalk back in 2011 held a vigil Wednesday in his memory.

Iroquos Alston, 27, and his close friend, 22-year-old Rickita Smalls, were both fatally shot three years ago in Norwalk. Police are still investigating the shootings, and no arrests have been made.

Alston's family held a memorial service for him at St. John's Episcopal Church in Bridgeport. The family went through another crisis recently when a fire destroyed part of their home on Exeter Street.

Alston's mother and children will be holding a back-to-school backpack giveaway this month in memory of Alston. His mother says he was a strong believer in the importance of education.

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