A Violent Weekend Ends With A Double Shooting

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Yellow tape surrounds gun shell casings and bloody clothes at 36th and Pratt Sunday afternoon.

It's what's left after two young men were taken to the hospital after being shot in a drive-by.

As police investigate, down the street drives Johnny Edwards Sr. His son, Johnny Edwards Jr., was shot and killed on Pratt Street four and a half years ago.

When he gets out of his car, his eyes immediately fill with tears.

"My son, Johnny Edwards Jr. today is his birthday," said Edwards Sr. "He was the first killing of 2010. January 16th, of 2010, right here on Pratt Street."

To this day, this father's pain hasn't dulled.

"Right down the street here, is where my son got killed in the house there. And it hurts me bad," sobs Edwards Sr.

The two men, Stanley Taylor and Shawn Smith Jr. were sitting in their car when unknown suspects in another vehicle opened fire.

Edwards Sr. said it's heartbreaking to hear how things for this area haven't changed.

"They are saying that the shooting in this area is just all the time," said Edwards Sr.

One neighbor is fed up with all the crime, sending this message to the gunman: "We are disappointed that you don't have anything to do but to shoot at people. Can't you not find a job, and if not, can you not go to school, get your education and do something better than hurt other people," said Angela Haynie, neighbor.

And for those that do know something, "Please, please, please, I don't care what you see, it might not be that important, but please call somebody," said Edwards Sr.

So this case will can be solved, unlike Johnny Edward Jr's case, that remains unsolved to this day.

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