Hundreds rally to 'stop the violence'

April 18, 2012 2:15:20 PM PDT
Concerned community members gather in Durham for peace after deadly violence broke out at a business in March.

Two people were gunned down and two others wounded during an armed robbery at the JT Tire Shop.

The owner of the shop, John Turner, was in attendance and reflected on what happened that tragic day at his business.

"I just feel like we, as a community, need to come together when something like this happens," Turner said.

One of Turner's employees and a family member, 65-year-old Naomi Wright, was one of the people killed. A cab driver visiting the store for a repair, 32-year-old Abdelgair Abdelganir, also died in the March 23 shooting.

The hundreds who gathered at the tire shop marched to nearby Gorman Baptist Church and rallied for peace and justice in the Durham community.

"I'm tired of it. I'm tired of people just shooting other people and getting by with it. They go to court and they go back on the street," rally participant JoAnne Herndan said. "Something's got to be done. I mean, it's sad."

The alleged gunman, 24-year-old Obrian White, has been charged in the murder. He is being held in the Durham County Jail.

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