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Community rallies around family after fatal shooting of 7-year-old

Rodriguez family hold BBQ plate sale Sunday

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SAN ANTONIO – Hundreds of people came out Sunday to help support the family of Iris Rodriguez.

Rodriguez, 7, was shot in the head Wednesday as she and her family were walking down San Fernando Street. Rodriguez died just a day later.

The family held a BBQ plate sale on the city's East Side to raise money for funeral costs.

"We donated this autographed (Tony) Parker jersey framed and a framed autograph from one of the Superman's,” said Russel Dean Flan. “I told them do what you want sell some tickets, raise some money."

Flan was one of many people who said they just wanted to help the family

The benefit started early Sunday morning and went well into the evening.

"It's been a non-stop all day long for her and I appreciate the community coming together," said Iris' grandmother, Josephine Juarez.

The event was so successful, family members had to cancel a vigil they had scheduled for Sunday night.

The family estimated they've raised several thousands of dollars and are confident they will be able to give Rodriguez a proper burial.

The vigil for Rodriguez has been re-scheduled for Monday at 8 p.m.