Family to hold candlelight vigil for slain Summerville man
Family and friends of a Summerville man gunned down outside his home earlier this month will hold a candlelight vigil in his honor Saturday.
“Stop the Violence,” in memory of John Elliot Hancock, will be held at Summerville’s Wassamassaw Commounity Park and is slated to begin at 7 p.m.
The slain man’s mother Jewaldine Hancock organized the event alongside family members and former Coastal Center director Louis L. Smith.
Several speakers and gospel choirs are scheduled to perform.
Thirty-six-year-old Hancock was gunned down outside his Lilac Street home in the Robynwyn subdivision late Oct. 3.
Hancock, his nephew, and his nephew’s girlfriend sat talking in a parked car when a mid-size, four-door brown or silver sedan with several people inside drove by and opened fire, police say.
Hancock was pronounced dead at the scene.
No one has been arrested in the case.
Anyone with information can call Crime Stoppers at 554-1111.