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MAD DADS canvassing neighborhood after double homicide

6:36 PM, Dec 1, 2012   |    comments
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- It's been two weeks since two men were gunned down outside of a Northside restaurant and lounge and still no arrests. Now a community group is now trying to help police solve the crime.

Donald Foy, Jacksonville president of Men Against Destruction Defending Against Drugs and Social Disorder said, "They put the community at risk here by shooting like it the wild, wild west."

It was around 9:30 p.m. Friday, November 16th when someone opened fire outside the Island Breeze Restaurant and Lounge on Palmdale Street.

The Florida Times-Union reported that police believe that Stephen Lewis, 42,  and Christopher George Johnson, 41, were killed inside a car together that night. 

No suspects have been apprehended by police, and that's why members of MAD DADS are hitting the streets.

The deadly shooting happened at the corner of Palmdale Street and Smyrna Street right across from several houses.

"It could have been a lot worse," Foy said. "What if a car had driven up to this intersection right here? What if a car was coming down right here on Palmdale? What if one of the bullets had gone through one of these houses right back here. That could have happened also." 

Foy says the goal of his group is to rid the community of crime, drugs and violence. He is urging anyone who has information about the double homicide that occurred outside Island Breeze Restaurant and Lounge to call Crimestoppers 1-866-845-TIPS.

"Our thing is anytime the community is put in danger then we want to step up to show that community that we are standing with them," said Foy.

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