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Hundreds attend vigil for murdered men

Hundreds of people turned out tonight for a tribute held in honour of Ricco Furbert and Haile Outerbridge, shot dead at a Pembroke store this week.

Family and friends were joined at the candlelight vigil at Belvin's Variety on Happy Valley Road by community members and area clergy.

Music by 34-year-old Mr Outerbridge, who performed under the name Star Child, was part of the night's events.

The proceedings were interrupted by heavy rain and strong winds.

A woman who called herself Spring Flower, told those in attendance that Wednesday night's double shooting was driven by money, greed and power.

"I'm upset right now because I know these people, I grew up with these people, I know their families and I'm hurt right now," she said.

"This is for money, power and greed. People don't care and I feel so upset because my brothers, my black brothers, have been caught up in a trap. They are in a wicked trap.

"The ones that are doing the killing and the ones that are dead now, they are in a wicked, wicked trap right now. How can my friend Rudy [Smith, believed murdered and missing since last July] go missing and nobody's seen nothing? Because of money."

Said another person: "I have been to too many of these. All of us have. Something needs to change, and something needs to change now."

Hundreds turned out tonight for a vigil for Haile Outerbridge and Ricco Furbert.

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Published January 26, 2013 at 8:45 pm (Updated January 26, 2013 at 8:45 pm)

Hundreds attend vigil for murdered men

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