Worshippers and representatives from the New York City Police Department gathered Saturday at the spot in Brownsville, Brooklyn where a mother was shot and killed one year before while shielding children from gunfire.
The prayer vigil and memorial in front of a supermarket honored Zurana Horton, who was gunned down on October 21, 2011.
The 34-year-old mother was caught in a hail of bullets as she picked up one of her 12 children from school.
She was shot in the face and chest while protecting multiple children from the gunfire.
Horton's mother, Denise Peace, said on Saturday she's grateful for the outpouring of support from the community.
"I don't know how I survived it, but God's been good enough to keep me strong," said Peace. "I just can't, I don't have no words for it, the feeling. You can never say exactly you feel when things happen."
Three men were charged in connection with Horton's death.
Police say Horton was not the intended target.