Voices after Violence
Back to back murders has people in Ocala shaken.
More than 100 Ocala residents came together at the City's Police headquarters today to voice their concerns. The meeting was prompted after two deadly shootings.
January 13th, 2011, 24 year-old Daniel Duddler Davis died after he was shot in the parking lot of Gracie's Cougar Lounge in Ocala. The following week, 19 year-old Antonio Gordon Jr. was also shot to death, this time in the parking lot of the AMF Bowling Alley. Two men were arrested in these unrelated cases, 17-year-old Marqalle Jordan Woolbright and 18 year-old Roderick Mitchell.
During the meeting, Woolbright's mother asked for help to save other troubled young people.
The meeting called for action. More than one hundred people signed up to form a task force to help local youth who are struggling and to prevent crime.
A follow up meeting has been set up for February 7th at 3:30 p.m. at Ocala Police Headquarters.
Marion County School Board Member Angie Boynton will meet with those who wish to mentor young people in the school district this Thursday.
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