Shooting Victims Remembered

Less than 24 hours later some people have gone back to the spot where violence erupted in downtown Greenville leaving two people dead.

With chalk in hand--the sidewalk in front of The Other Place in Greenville was transformed into a place for people to write messages and leave drawings -- remembering two lives cut too short.

Friends and employees took turns placing flowers and writing messages to honor both Landon Blackley and Andrew Kirby--both gunned down early Tuesday morning in what friends are calling a senseless act.

Kirby, a manager at Michelangelo's, and Blackley a rising senior at East Carolina University are honored on the sidewalk for now, but friends say their lives will be remembered forever.

A group on the social networking site Facebook has been created in the memory of Andrew Kirby.


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  • by let GPD do their jobs Location: nc on Jul 2, 2009 at 09:22 PM
    The GPD could do their jobs more efficiently if it did not have a hug-a-thug chief!!
  • by Concerned Citizen Location: Greenville on Jul 2, 2009 at 03:26 PM
    John M get your facts straight concealed carry is allowed in NC but not into establishments where alchol is served or that charge admission. Obama has nothing to do with concealed carry laws in NC. Having a concealed weapon is not a solve all. If you are not paying attention and dont notice whats going on around you having a gun does not help. And yes I do have a conceal carry permit. \
  • by To John M. Location: ENC on Jul 1, 2009 at 09:24 PM
    John M., you make no sense at all! Why don't you think about what you are saying before you open your mouth? The only sensible thing you said was that this is tragic, you should have stopped right there. G'ville PD, get to work and get these thugs in the electric chair where they belong. I am sick and tired of supporting them. Maybe when that happens I can get my half percent annual salary cut back!
  • by Cheryl Location: Raleigh on Jul 1, 2009 at 05:03 PM
    John M, you should have just gone to bed instead of wasting time with the comment you wrote. Surely, you are not so naive that you believe that someone else sitting in the White House could have prevented the untimely deaths of Landon and Drew. This is a simple, open and shut case....a FOOL who did not get his way acted in a fashion that is not becoming to any human being, black, white, yellow, whatever. He took the lives of innocent people in his hands and snuffed out those lives. He just shot. He obviously didn't care who he hit. He just wanted people to know he was there having his way. "Concealed carry"? Surely you are kidding? What if several people on that corner had had guns? How many people would have ultimately died? The fact is Richardson took a situation into his own hands and ended the lives of two innocent people. How sad that this man had the opportunities that were given to him and has now ruined his life and ended two others. More guns? I don't think so!
  • by J Location: Gville on Jul 1, 2009 at 12:07 PM
    April, I hear ya girl. I hear ya! Its disgusting that he might get away with it.
  • by KYLE K Location: Op on Jul 1, 2009 at 11:56 AM
    Kirby I will miss you.... I know your in a better place man love kyle k
  • by Rachel on Jul 1, 2009 at 11:30 AM
    I am all for owning guns, however, these idiots like this Richardson guy, have no business owning a gun, and I would like to know if he had a permit for that gun. Our police officers need to get illegal guns off of our streets.
  • by Anonymous Location: Greenville on Jul 1, 2009 at 10:49 AM
    First of all, John M, you're an idiot and should not be allowed to speak. Secondly, how many more innocent people have to be killed or harmed in this town before "Greenville's Finest" will actually do something? Dirty cops. Dirty politics.
  • by April on Jul 1, 2009 at 10:20 AM
    Dear J let me say this...I totally agree that "people" kill people, but the IDIOT that killed these innocent men needs to DIE himself, gas chamber, electric chair. He shoudl NOT have the right to live free EVER AGAIN!!!
  • by Anonymous on Jul 1, 2009 at 09:59 AM
    i know kandes... I can't believe this. We'll miss you Drew :(
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