Community Comes Together To Remember Peter Romano

by Alex Lloyd Gross

Peter Romano was a young man at 14 but still a child. He was taken way too soon from us, when an unknown gunman fired several shots at Romano and his friends on Halloween night. A vigil was held for him tonight at 6:00 PM at the location of where he took his last steps in Bensalem Twp.

People arrive at the vigil

A small parking lot of a strip store that is home to a hair salon and a pizza store was filled. with about 100 people who came and laid flowers, or shared memories of Peter. A ledge along the side of the hairdresser is now home to photos of Romano and flowers are now taking up a parking space.

Alex Lloyd Gross Photo-Delaware Valley People embrace as the pile of flowers grows in the parking lot.

Police blocked Woodbine Ave. so the people attending the vigil could walk in peace. Police had a drone in the air to help monitor the crowd. This was held on a public street and open to the public. Most people who were there knew Peter or at least have seen him in the neighborhood.

Everyone was there with stories or memories to share. Some hugged while others simply came and left a memento or gave their condolences to family, Police are keeping quiet on any suspects they might be looking at. For something like this, law enforcement would rather wait and develop a strong case before making an arrest. As opposed to having the case blown apart by a skilled defense lawyer..

The family would like the shooter to turn himself in, as would police.