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Cairo pulls together after weekend shooting

CAIRO, GA (WALB) - The GBI is following up on leads and working to make an arrest in a shooting that killed one young man, and injured three others in Cairo. Meanwhile folks in the community are still trying to come to terms with what happened and why.

Investigators say the shooting all stemmed from an argument, and they're actually surprised more people weren't injured that night. As people in Cairo commemorate the Dr. Martin Luther King holiday, they're talking about Saturday's shooting that killed one man and injured three others.

A woman, who's selling barbeque plates for her church where the shooting happened, says she's not concerned. "When I came out here, I prayed up for God to keep the peace," she said.

But the community is still healing. 24-year-old Stanley Hill, better known as "Stanman," was killed.

His friends say he was a good guy. "He likes to have a good time with everybody, he's well known, and everybody loves him out here."

The GBI says there was a car show going on across the street from the Cairo Mart the day of the shooting. Around 200 people were outside partying and then some people started arguing and things turned violent quickly.

"Somebody broke out a gun and started shooting folks."

Folks who live in Cairo say they've had enough of the violence. "Enough is enough, life is too short for all of us to just kill each other off. We just need to stick together and go on with life."

Tonight, they will host a vigil for Hill across the street from where the shooting happened.

24-year-old Kentrall Brown, his brother 25-year-old Shontarious Brown, and 20-year-old Martarvione Moore were also shot. Friends tell us those three people are recovering well.



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