Vigil held for Minneapolis mother killed on Thanksgiving

Loved ones gathered to honor the life of Raven Gant, who was killed on Thanksgiving. (FOX 9)

Family and friends gathered Friday night to remember the life of a Minneapolis mother, who was killed on Thanksgiving.

Raven Gant, 27, was shot and killed in front of her two-year-old daughter, according to police. Randall Watkins, 41, has been charged with second-degree murder in connection to the incident.

Loved ones held a vigil for Gant near W Broadway Avenue and Lyndale Avenue N in Minneapolis. People took turns speaking about Gant, saying she was a "bright light" known for her generosity and support of others.

"She taught me how to be a better person because she was such a great person," said one speaker at the vigil. "She was kind. She was to kind everybody she knew."