The family of slain man Cedric James will hold a candlelight vigil tonight to reflect on his memory.
The vigil will be held 7 p.m. at North Charleston’s Riverfront Park, 1001 Everglades Avenue, family members said.
“Our voices need to be heard,” James’ aunt Cynthia Major said. “Enough is enough.”
James, a 31-year-old North Charleston man, was gunned down Sunday behind TJ’s Barbershop on Dorchester Road. A second man was wounded in the incident.
North Charleston police have arrested two men in connection with the shooting. A motive has not been released in the case.
Destil Cordew, 27, of Hawthorne Drive, and Michael Ferguson, 27 of Bennett Yard Road, are both charged with murder and attempted murder. Cordew received an additional charge of possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime in connection with the shooting.
Authorities determined that Cordew fired the gun that killed James while Ferguson acted as a getaway driver.
A coalition of North Charleston community members will also gather tonight to discuss how they can combat violence throughout the city.
The group, which goes by “People United To Take Back Our Community,” will meet at the Jeanene Batten Community Center, 3742 Dorchester Road, from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m., according to a news release.
Family members who have been impacted by violence are expected to share their stories at the event. The meeting is open to the public.
Reach Christina Elmore at 937-5908 or at Twitter.com/celmorePC.
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