Vigil planned for Richfield’s O’Shaughnessy, $10,000 reward offered in murder case

Featuring an image of Jonathan O’Shaughnessy sketched by a friend, a flier announces a memorial vigil for the victim of a July 3 drive-by shooting in Richfield. (Submitted photo)

A candlelight vigil is set for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 1, in remembrance of Jonathan O’Shaughnessy, who was murdered July 3 in a drive-by shooting in Richfield.

The vigil, which will take place at 64th Street and Fourth Avenue, the site of the murder, coincides with Night to Unite, the annual city-wide block party event that puts a focus on neighborhood cohesiveness and crime prevention.

Asking not to be identified out of safety concerns, a family member of O’Shaughnessy told the Sun Current the family is offering a $10,000 reward for information that helps solve the case.

O’Shaughnessy, 24, was gunned down as he walked home from a community street dance that was taking place blocks away in celebration of July 4. The Holy Angels graduate died in the neighborhood where he grew up.

His family still seeks answers in his killing, hoping the $10,000 reward will spur someone to come forward with valuable information.

A GoFundMe page set up to aid the family in the aftermath had collected more than $10,000 in pledges as of July 24.