Mobile, Ala. (WALA) - A murder victim, shot and killed while riding his bicycle near downtown Mobile, was laid to rest Monday, October 28.
Mobile Police said Joseph O'Brien was found shot on Wednesday night, October 23 on the corner of Springhill Avenue and Broad Street. He was pronounced dead on the scene.
Family members said O'Brien was went for a bike ride and never returned home.
Family and friends are remembering O’Brien as a pillar of the community and a man devoted to his faith.
"His philosophy was great. His knowledge was great. Just the short while that we met him we were just impressed with him," said Inez Franco.
Dozens of people attended O'Brien's visitation at Little Flower Catholic Church between 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
Friends are still trying to make sense of what they are calling a random act of violence.
"You can't make any sense out of this. I don't know the reason why they done it. Nobody will, only he knows," said Heath Gregory, a longtime friend.
Funeral mass will follow at 1:00 p.m. Burial will follow at Mobile Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Little Flower Catholic Church.
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