Community Pulls Together To Help Stop Gun Violence

2:50 PM, Aug 17, 2013   |    comments
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Greensboro, NC -- Friends, family, and the community of a Greensboro man, murdered while waiting for a ride, are speaking out against gun violence.

On April 23, 2013, Michael McLaurin waited outside the Margate Apartments for his ride to work. Just before midnight, two suspects assaulted and then shot him several times in the parking lot.

McLaurin died in the shooting.

Police have two suspects in custody, but officers are still looking for the gun used in the murder and witnesses to come forward with more information.

Until that happens, McLaurin's community is standing up and speaking out in honor of the man lost to gun violence.

Members of the Family of Michael McLaurin Campaign Against Gun Violence spent the afternoon passing out flyers at Motivation Barber Shop on Lees Chapel Road and on the corners across from the Margate Apartments in the 900 block of Cone Boulevard.

Mayor Robbie Perkins and Councilman Jim Kee were also in attendance.

His friends and family say they did it to honor the man who meant so much to them, and to help put an end to gun violence.  

"Michael was a hardworking college student at GTCC with no criminal record, but who in the blink of an eye became a victim of gun violence by two men who had wrongfully resided at his apartment complex," said the organization in a news release. "As a result, Michael did not deserve to die and his family would like to share his story and message with you because it's important to know your neighbor."

Crime Stoppers is asking for the community's help in piecing together the evidence in this murder. If you know anything about the death of Michael McLaurin or any other murders, call Crime Stoppers at 336-373-1000.

Crime Stoppers/The Family of Michael McLaurin Campaign Against Gun Violence

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