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By Wainwright Jeffers - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -  A gunshot victim is speaking out, hoping to steer young people away from danger.

Leviticus Grimes is an area DJ and goes by the name Island Boi Dre. In December he was shot.

He hopes his message of how close he came to death in a gun crime will resonate with others and help stop violence.

Last night in the Schakleford shopping center where he was shot, he and others spread a message of non-violence.

"A lot of youth are following things they see on TV, but at my age, we have to start stepping up to the plate and talking to the youth about stopping the violence," Island Boi Dre, DJ.

In addition to spreading his message of non-violence on Sunday Island Boi Dre celebrated living to see yet another birthday. The man who shot Grimes back in December ran off and has not been caught.

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