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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) - A ceremony and benefit concert honored the life of a young woman found murdered in the Algonquin neighborhood, while remembering the lives of other homicide victims from the region.
Andrea Arnold, 26, was found shot to death in an alley between Hill and West Gaulbert streets on November 30.
Rapper Master P organized the "Reflection of Light" ceremony Sunday afternoon, where family of homicide victims lit a candle in remembrance of their loved one. Arnold's 7-year-old daughter was the first to light a candle, followed by a group of children affected by violence.
Later Sunday, Master P headlined a concert at the Guillespe benefiting Arnold's three children.
Arnold's mother says hearing from other families affected by homicide, and receiving the support of Master P is helping her stay strong through hard times.
"I'm just going through a lot right now and I'm just trying to get myself back together for her and the rest of my family too," said Jacqueline Arnold.
Master P has been instrumental in trying to find the person responsible for Arnold's death. He also paid for funeral expenses.
In the last year, the rapper has taken a keen interest in Louisville--hosting children's camps and fundraisers. He is also involved in making a documentary about violence in Louisville.
All proceeds from Sunday's concert will benefit Arnold's children.
Doors opened at 10 p.m. and Master P was expected to take the stage around 1 a.m. Monday.
At the remembrance ceremony Sunday afternoon, Master P said the best Christmas present for Arnold's children would be an arrest in the case.
"It would be a very special Christmas present for this family if somebody stepped up," he said. "We want to get some closure," said Master P.