DALTON, GA (WDEF-TV) Dalton residents came together to remember and support a member of their community.
The Dalton community held a fundraiser for the Rodriguez family who lost their son, Bruno, to the shooting outside a Dalton Bar almost two weeks ago.
His family has been overwhelmed by the community support they received.
“During a moment so tragic and devastating, everyone's love unity and support has overpowered the emptiness and sadness,” said Bruno’s sister Luisa Rodriguez. “We are truly blessed to be surrounded by everyone's love and support.”
The love and support is exactly what friends and family of murdered victim Bruno Rodriguez need at this time, and the Dalton community came together to show they care.
“He was a great guys and there's not really much we can do now except just keep on thinking about him and keep on doing things for him and his family,” said Bruno’s friend Alvero Acosta.
So they celebrated by giving car washes to help the Rodriguez family pay for the funeral.
They sung and laughed as they enjoyed the memory of a man who many say was loved by everyone he came across.
Even though he was not there, his impact on this community will forever be remembered.
“We all really appreciate the time that we had with him and you know it's a shame that it was so short,” said Acosta.