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Milwaukee boy hit by car; the family grieves, the community begs

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Milwaukee boy hit by car; the family grieves

Loved ones remember a little boy killed in Milwaukee’s McGovern Park on Sunday, June 16. The child was hit by a vehicle in the parking lot while the boy was on his way to a Father’s Day party.

Loved ones remember a little boy killed in Milwaukee’s McGovern Park on Sunday, June 16. The child was hit by a vehicle in the parking lot while the boy was on his way to a Father’s Day party.

At 32nd and Lloyd, prayer brings comfort to a family in the grip of grief. Family members remember the short life of Marquell Roby-Holmes.

“I never in a million years thought something like this would happen,” said Michael Roby, Marquell’s uncle.

“He was getting out of the car, everybody was getting out of the car. While Quell was getting out, the lady was speeding into the park,” said Salena Day, a cousin.

“He took about two steps, ran my baby, then turned around and ran my baby,” said Marquita Roby, the mother.

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The 4-year-old boy was with his family for a Father’s Day celebration. Surveillance video shows the aftermath. The same cries were heard a day later at a vigil for the little boy.

Boy hit by vehicle in McGovern Park, Milwaukee

“Quell was one of those special kids who would light up a room no matter who was around,” Michael Roby said. “He always kept people happy. Always”.

Believing that joy is lost, the family leans on each other in search of peace – and asks a town to watch out so that more tragedies like this don’t happen.

“If you’re a mother and you have children, keep them close. Keep an eye on them,” said Michael Roby. “If you see kids around, please slow down, please slow down.”

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A GoFundMe has been set up to help with funeral expenses.

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Meanwhile, FOX6 News has reached out to the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office with questions about the driver of the car. I didn’t get any answers.