LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – Family and friends released balloons to send a message.

“We want answers. We want to know why this happened to our family. You would never think in a million year that this would happen to our family,” says Dominique Simms, victim’s niece.

Simms is Kenneth Belt's niece. Belt was shot at killed near 4th and Oak in Old Louisville last week. But it took days before the family was finally notified.

“Words can't even express how we feel,” Simms said.

Belt's mother sat in the center of the crowd of people, all there to remember her son.

“This is a heck of a loss to my family. This is a heck of a loss.”

Police say they do not know the circumstances of the shooting and at this time they have not made any arrests.