Peduto declares Feb. 19 Marcus White Jr. Day, calls for public's help

PITTSBURGH — A Pittsburgh community is reaching out to get justice for a little boy killed by gunfire.

Supporters held a Justice for Baby Marcus rally in Mount Oliver on Saturday, happening just days before what would have been the little boy’s second birthday.

Marcus White Jr. was killed when someone fired shots into a crowd during a picnic on East Hills Drive last May.

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto has declared Feb. 19 Marcus White Jr. Day in the hope that someone with information will come forward.

"We know that there is someone out there who knows who killed this baby, and there's other people in the community who know it as well,” said Peduto. “We need them to come together with our bureau of police so we can put this person in jail.

“I want to make sure that folks know that (if they provide) any information, they'll be protected, and this is an opportunity to work together between the community and the police."

Supporters of Justice for Baby Marcus were invited to the Children’s Museum to raise awareness about the little boy’s unsolved murder on March 20.