Community members gathered at Hamilton City Hall Saturday night to grieve the death of Yosif Al-Hasnawi, a 19-year-old Good Samaritan who police say was killed after trying to intervene in an altercation.
The memorial was held by the Al-Mostafa Islamic Centre and took place in the city hall’s council chambers.
Hamilton police have said Al-Hasnawi tried to intervene when he saw two men accosting an older man last Saturday.
They say the men then allegedly turned their attention to Al-Hasnawi and one shot him.
He was pronounced dead in hospital about an hour later.
Three people have since been charged in relation to the death of the first-year medical science student — one faces a second-degree murder charge and two others were charged with accessory after the fact to murder.
The Islamic Centre said the memorial was open to all.