Approximately 100 people gathered outside McMahon Stadium Wednesday night to remember Mylan Hicks, the Calgary Stampeder killed in a shooting over the weekend.
The 23 year old was gunned down out side the Marquee Beer Market on Macleod Trail early Sunday morning.
Some players, family and fans got together Wednesday for a candlelight vigil.
Aubrey Webber talked to Global News about why she felt the need to go.
“We’re so centered around this team and going to the games and being part of the CFL community that it almost feels like you’re losing a member of your own family. The fact that it was a murder and is such a random act makes it even more devastating.”
William Degenstien organized the vigil.
“I was shocked and I’m grieving just like the Stampeders.”
Meanwhile the parents of Mylan Hicks have arrived in Calgary.
His mother Renee Hill tells Global News she’s been keeping tabs on the investigation.
“He didn’t like altercations, not to say he wouldn’t enter into one if you if you bothered him, but he didn’t like it. He would not start it, but he might finish it. And they said he gave him a hug, and said “calm down, let me buy you a drink.”
WATCH:An emotional Renee Hill, mother of Mylan Hicks, spoke to Global’s Kevin Smith when she arrived in Calgary.
Stampeders players say they would like to meet Hill, who arrived carrying a little package of photos of her son. Hill says that means a lot to her.
“It’s an honour. Nothing I would have wanted under these circumstances. I appreciate their love and their support. It says a lot about what my son brought to the team, whether on or off the field, so I’m grateful.”