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The family of murder victim Colford Ferguson has formed a group to send a message against the growing trend of violence.

The organisation, called Colford's Family Against Violence, will host a candlelight vigil outside the building where Mr Ferguson was fatally shot on February 4.

Mr Ferguson, a 29-year-old father and construction worker, was murdered in broad daylight while working in Somerset. Police have confirmed that he was not a gang member.

The vigil, to be held at 7.30pm on Sunday, will be the second held at the site, and Mr Ferguson's family has said they hope to remember more of the victims of the recent explosion of gun violence with similar vigils.

Keona Smith said yesterday that the group is already planning a vigil for James Lawes, who was fatally shot on Court Street, to be held on March 19 at 7.30pm on Dundonald Street.

“We're going to be trying for the rest of the year to hold a vigil for everybody that has passed this way, but we're trying to get in touch with their family members first,” she said.

A statement from the family said: “We would like to stress that this is a call to end the violence that the community has had enough. We encourage all who want to take back our streets to come out for the vigil.”

lIf your family member was one of those lost to gun violence, you can contact Ms Smith on 296-2128.

Anyone with information about any of the murders is asked to contact the Serious Crime Unit on 295-0011, or Crime Stoppers on 800-8477.


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Unity: Family and friends of the late Colford Ferguson, who was gunned down on February 4, held a candlelight vigil on East Shore Road, Sandys last month. The family intends to hold further vigils to other victims as they call for an end to gun violence.
The late Colford Ferguson

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Published March 09, 2011 at 8:38 am (Updated March 09, 2011 at 8:38 am)

Colford Ferguson family create group calling for an end to gun violence

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