Victor Cazares, Jr., age 27

Lost to gun violence on June 1, 2020 in Cicero, Illinois.

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  • Nickname:
    5 Vic, Cabrito, Maruchan
    3 you will always be Vicky. ♥️
  • Number of children:
    4 3 nieces who he loved very much
    3 His loving cat Gringo
  • Personality:
    3 Easy going, hardworking, loving, happy, homebody
    2 A great uncle
    2 He gave so much love to his family
    2 He cared so much for his friends.
    2 He had a great heart.
    1 We miss the way you always saw the positive things in life.
    1 You cared so much for fairness and peace.
    1 Such a beautiful person with a humble, caring, loving heart. ❤️
  • Occupation:
    4 Truck driver
  • Workplace:
  • Schools attended:
    3 Lincoln Challenge Academy
  • Comments:
    3 we did see each other a lot but you were my cousin and ill miss you dearly. rip
    2 We love you Vic! 💙
    3 I miss you so much tio and I will never forget you.
    2 Nunca te olvidaremos Vic! We miss you so much.
    2 You are loved by many.
    2 Vic, we miss your smile the way you would laugh. It’s a feeling no one could ever explain.
    2 Time doesn’t heal a broken heart. It Only teaches you how to deal with the pain.
    2 You were taken from us way too soon.
    2 I’m thinking of you even when people see me smiling.
    2 Sometimes I just want to sleep hoping you will show up in my dreams.
    2 Vic, I miss you so much.
    3 When I look at your beautiful face it saddens me to know we will never grow old together.
    2 It always helps to cry alone because no one really understand how deeply hurt you truly are.
    2 It hurts me more to be happy because I know you’re not here to share these moments
    2 That moment you’re just sitting down and tears start to roll down your face.
    2 Can’t help to question why it was you.
    2 It’s been three months Vic and I still can’t believe it.
    2 Thank you for being such a beautiful person inside and out.
    2 I wish that I could love you back to life a.a.giannone
    2 It shouldn’t have been you.
    2 You’re in my mind at all times. We miss you so much.
    2 you were my most reliable friend. I love you always.
    2 I don’t think I will ever understand why you were taken from us.
    2 I love and miss you Vic.
    2 I am missing you every day tio love you 😍
    2 If I could only get a reply from you. I miss you so much!
    2 So much left undone. So many heart’s broken 🙁💙
    2 I love to see a beautiful sunrise and sunset because I know how much you enjoyed watching them.
    2 I miss you so much. These memories aren’t enough for me. I wish we could have shared so many more.
    2 Vic, I miss you so much!
    2 Who couldever decide we are capable of this pain
    2 I miss you every day
    3 It’s painful to have a good time life isn’t fair.
    2 I love you so and I miss you so much I will never forget you
    2 Vic, please visit once in a while. I would love to see you in my dreams.
    2 I miss you so much! I wish you were still here with us! It still hurts :(
    2 Every time she looks at your picture she smiles and kisses you. 💙
    2 Somethings are just unexplainable. We are left with no real reason.
    2 It still feels so unreal that you're gone. I miss you so much every day.
    2 Vic, will we ever find the person who took you from us.
    2 Every day this individual gets to enjoy life after taking your life from us.
    2 hatred is a valid emotion
    2 It’s so hard to see your picture on a Dia de los Muertos altar. It Shouldn’t have been you.
    2 We miss you so much!
    2 Missing you every day Vic. 🎃🍂
    2 Five months today Vic. Doesn’t feel real, I wish this wasn’t real.
    2 I hope you receive all the kisses she gives you every day.
    2 Why are the good ones always take first.
    2 Miss you so much ❤️😘
    2 Stay shining Vic, from wherever you are.✨❤️
    2 Always thinking of you. 💙
    2 We love you Vic!
    2 I imagine conversation with you and trick my mind to thinking you're still here...then reality hits.
    2 Green Bay played a good game today. They almost took the win.
    2 I wish you were here Vic.
    2 I take everything as a sign of your presence. 💙
    2 Happy thanksgiving Vic. 🤎🧡
    3 We miss you so much.
    2 Sometimes it feels like horrible nightmare. I feel you’re going to call, text, or just come by.
    2 It’s still so surreal, I don’t want to accept it. Why did it have to happen to you.
    2 There will never be justice.
    2 We will only be helping the person who has caused so much pain become a better person within them.
    2 Only those who do harm to others get a second chance in life
    2 Miss you and love you so much😘😍
    2 You will always be in my heart tio love you 😍 😘❤️
    2 Your life will alway matter Vic. 💙
    2 The world is injustice, humans are injustice the system has no justice.
    2 Víctor Manuel Cazares Jr. 🤍💫
    2 I’m still waiting for your visit. 💙
    2 I miss you everyday Vic.
    2 I wish I could see what your eyes saw that day.
    2 Good night love you 😘
    2 I wake up every morning hoping it’s a horrible nightmare.
    2 What happened to you wasn’t fair.
    2 We shouldn’t be turning on a candle for you Vic. We should be out buying you a gift.
    2 So unfair how the person that did this to you is out creating memories with his or her family.
    2 Merry Christmas Vic! We love you and miss you deeply.
    2 I love you so much. your friendship meant more than you'll know.
    2 Thanks Vic, I love all the signs you send.
    2 Right now I would have been texting or calling you to be careful driving home.
    2 Today Chicago is having its first real snow day.
    2 You would have been stuck in traffic annoyed at all the bad drivers lol
    2 , but chilling listening to your music and making the best of it.
    2 Sometimes I find myself staring at your picture
    2 Wondering if this truly did happen and why you? Why does this happen to great people.
    2 Missing you everyday
    3 “Maldito ańo nuevo” best past of the song. I think you would concur with me Vic
    2 This year has been a horrible year. It’s sad we have to share grief with so many people.
    2 Every New Year I would eat my 12 grapes and ask to keep everyone safe and healthy.
    2 Happy New Year tío it doesn’t feel the same but I know you are still here with us
    2 This year I will ask for the same, but I will also wish and hope to find the person responsible
    2 for taking you from us. We miss you immensely Vic.
    2 7 months today. So hard to believe it.
    1 Still can't believe this is not just a horrible dream
    2 Touchdown Packers!!! I could see your ass yelling and clapping of excitement.
    2 Touchdown Packers!!! 🙌🏽
    2 Touchdown packers!
    2 You must be laughing your ass off...touchdown Packers!
    2 I love you. thank you for coming to me in my dreams.
    2 Vic, let me be your eyes. Please show me who and what you saw that day.
    2 I will always remember you Vic. I love you and I miss you.
    2 A silent cry is a painful loneliness. You want to yell and show everyone how much it hurts,
    2 but you know they can’t truly understand.
    1 Sometimes I wonder who actually hears our prayers.
    2 Conversation on religion are always interesting.
    2 I would love to see your excitement right now.
    2 Touchdown Packers! 🙌🏽
    2 I wish I could have given you one last hug. I miss you so much.
    2 Your presence is much needed. ✨
    2 smiling through the pain sometimes hurts a little more.
    2 most days im in denial. I miss you so much. miss our talks and you hyping me up :( love u vic
    2 wish u didnt go out that day. how can I turn back time? we needed you here. te queremos 😢
    2 Always missing you Vic....Touchdown Packers!!
    2 This was for you Vic. I love you! ❤️
    2 I’m always thinking about you. I hope you know that.
    2 I don’t expect people to understand, because they never truly will.
    2 I hope you can hear my thoughts, because you are always in them. 💙
    1 I miss you very much, and every night I hope I see you in my dreams.
    3 I love you. this still doesn't feel real. I just want to see you again.
    2 8 months, I can’t believe it. You are missed every day.
    2 Every month is just as painful as the day your life was stolen from you.
    3 Thank you for adding more pictures.
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    2 You are so special to us. We miss you very much.
    2 I miss you so much.
    2 Still can't believe you're gone.
    2 Vic, please guide us to the right person.
    2 Vic send me some strength please.
    2 thank you for the hello on my birthday. I love you.
    2 Everything will be incomplete with out you here.
    2 My heart has never truly felt physical pain until we lost you.
    3 happy valentine's day. I wish I could see you one last time.
    2 Happy Valentine’s Day! We love you and miss you every day. 🥀❣️
    3 ❤️
    2 There is not a day I don’t think about you. I wish you were here.
    2 Smiling through the pain can be mentally challenging.
    2 We miss you dearly. ❤️
    2 Thank you! ❤️✨
    2 Everything is so different without you. Life will never be the same.
    2 I'm so devastated to find out how they treated you.
    2 I wish this was all a horrible dream.
    2 you are loved beyond words.
    2 9 months ago today someone selfishly took you from us.
    2 "There are some who bring a light so great to the world
    2 that even after they have gone, the light remains."- unknown
    2 You will forever be that light. ✨
    2 I love you so so much.
    2 I wish I could give you a huge hug and tell you how much we all love.
    6 As it gets closer to your birthday it gets more devastating. I miss you so much.
    2 happy birthday. I can't believe I'm posting this here instead of in person. I love you.
    2 Happy Birthday Vic! Life will never be the same.
    2 We miss you so much and we will never be able to physically hug you and tell you
    1 HAPPY BIRTHDAY VICKY BEAR! I wish you were here 😞
    2 Wherever you are in this universe, I hope you can feel our love for you.
    2 ♥️
    2 Happy Heavenly Birthday love! Wish you were here to tell you and give you a big hug. Love you!
    2 Why did they take your beautiful life from us. You still had so much more to give to us.
    2 People like you is what we need in this world you brought so much happiness to so many.
    2 ♥️✨
    2 Every day when I look at your picture I still can’t believe this happened to you.
    2 I wish we had the power to heal innocent people.
    2 To help them stay alive without putting their life in someone else’s hands to decide.
    2 I miss you, handsome.
    2 Love you so much Tio
    2 Love you Vic!
    2 We miss you so much Vic.
    2 It’s been way too long without you. We miss you every day.
    2 Looking at old messages from you. I miss you so much!
    2 I love you Vic! ❤️
    2 For a second just a second it felt like this was just a horrible dream.
    2 But then I realize, this horrible nightmare actually did happen and you really are not here with us.
    2 Life will never be the same without you.
    2 One wish that will never come true is having you physically with us again.
    2 I love you Vic!
    2 When will this end.
    2 I miss you so much. I've never hurt so badly.
    2 Nunca te olvidaremos.
    2 This is a scary world. So many senseless murders. 😔
    2 “IF ONLY” something we can’t help to think.
    2 If only Derek Chauvin would have walked away after putting Gorge Floyd in handcuffs.
    2 If only George Floyd would have pain with real money.
    2 If only George Floyd would have survived.
    2 If only people wouldn’t have taken advantage of a peaceful protest.
    2 If only Mayor Lori Lightfoot wouldn’t have lifted the bridges.
    2 If only people would fight with their fists and not guns.
    2 If only they would have blocked 14th St. instead of leaving it open.
    2 I know how upset you were for the unnecessary killing of George Floyd.
    3 vic, its so hard to not let my heart become bitter. I want to be happy, I just cant :(
    2 ❣️✨
    3 Miss you so much Tio love you ❤️💙🤍
    2 We miss you dearly.
    2 Nobody really knows the deep sadness I carry with me cause you're gone.
    2 Miss you, wish you were here 💜
    2 I still can’t believe this happened.
    1 I find myself questioning my mind all the time, In complete denial.
    1 I feel that at any moment you’re going to walk right through the door.
    1 I love you and miss you so much.
    2 though I've never met her I pray from your mom on mother's day and every day.
    2 Special days like today become a little more difficult to celebrate.
    2 Many times we wear a smile, but our heart still weeps inside.
    2 We will never become accustom to only having your picture to hold on to.
    3 We just hope you can hear our call to you and that somehow you receive our hugs and kisses.
    2 God I miss you so much today
    4 I miss staring at your face and feeling so proud of the man you have become.
    2 Very independent at such a young age you were a risk taker and excepted challenges.
    2 It wasn’t easy for you, but you never gave up and most of the time learned from your mistakes.
    2 Selfless, giving, loving, a wonderful friend to all.
    2 Happy moments bring sadness to our heart because you are not here to share them with us.
    2 As she kisses your picture goodnight tears roll down her face.
    2 You never hear her cry, but her heart is yelling inside.
    3 Why did it have to be you.
    5 I can't believe it's almost been a year without you. My heart hurts so bad.
    3 If only I could rewind time and have you be out of town. So many scenarios in my head.
    3 one year. I never knew my heart could hurt so much. I love you.
    2 Your presence is much needed. Life will never be the same without you.
    3 Every sunset and sunrise reminds me of your beautiful face. 💙🌅
    3 Vic, please help us find the person responsible.
    3 Let me be your eyes. We need to find the person responsible.
    3 It will never bring you back, but why should they live their life freely.
    2 Always thinking of you. 💫
    3 Today was one of those days. Like MY VIC? No. It couldn’t have been him.
    3 Miss you so much. I feel like I’ll see you here on earth. Knowing I won’t, shatters me to pieces
    3 Miss your dancing. Your laughing. Your optimism. Your resilience. Un corazón bien chingon❤️
    3 It doesn’t matter where I’m at; I’m always thinking of you.
    3 “Las piedras rodando se encuentran”🎤🎼
    2 Why should the actions of one person determine your destiny.
    2 Wish you were here.
    2 People can say many things, but unless you have lost a
    2 loved one you’ll never know the meaning of silent pain.
    2 I love and miss you so much.
    2 How did this all happen? I still have such a hard time understanding.
    2 I won’t forget you Tio miss you so much 💙❤️
    2 I go to sleep hoping that when I wake up this was all just a nightmare.

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