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Community rallies against violence after Augusta teen was murdered

Montravious McNair and his niece Montravious McNair and his niece

Days after the shooting death of an Augusta teen, folks rallied in the parking lot where he was killed. 

"It's a sad day in Augusta Richmond-County," said Augusta-Richmond County Commissioner Bill Lockett. 

It's been a difficult few days for the family and friends of 18-year-old Montravious McNair. The teen was shot and killed Thursday night and deputies say it all began with a fight. Today the community gathered in the parking lot where it all happened, hoping they can put a stop to senseless killings.

 "I want this to stop. I want the blood out of the streets. We have a tremendous amount of blood here in this parking lot but the blood is not going to come out of the streets until the love comes back into the heart of the citizens," said Cassandra Sullivan

Cassandra Sullivan organized the rally after she made a routine stop at Kroger and noticed the memorial in the middle of the parking lot. 

"Although I didn't know him, any way that I could reach out to the community to help other people, I'm going to take advantage of that."

Commissioner Lockett supports the movement. He says it's the community's obligation to end violence.

"We're going to have to step up as a community and start providing services to keep these young people on the right track," said Lockett. 

"We're not all violent like the world may want to see us. Augusta is a city of love and we just want to put that love back into this city."

Hopefully that love will stop the fighting and save the lives of children in Augusta.

 Seven people were arrested in connection with the fight that led to the shooting and 18-year-old Dequan Blake was charged with murder. McNair's Funeral is scheduled for Next Saturday.  

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