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Follow-up on this weekend's fatal shooting in downtown Wilmington

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The family of a murdered Wilmington man is speaking out. Emmit Irving, or Cinque, as his friends and family know him, was shot Saturday night in front of his Grace Street home. Irving's friends say he had been repeatedly threatened by gang members. They say he was not in a gang himself, and was a family man, devoted to his 17-month-old daughter, Jada. Family members say they knew Blood gang members were making threats against Irving. The family says they think they know who did this, but would not reveal names. Irving moved to Grace Street about six months ago, and according to his family, he had to pay Blood gang members $1,500 a week to live on that side of town. When asked why, they said they did not know. The family says it repeatedly asked for help from police to protect Irving, but it never came. Ahneekah Salley, Irving's cousin, said, "I mean, it's just sad. Because we went for help and we didn't get anything we didn't get nothing. He's gone now and we went to the authorities for help." Irving was gunned down in front of his home just before midnight on Saturday. Police say Irving was approached by the shooter as he got out of his car. A Wilmington police spokesperson says a team of investigators is handling this homicide, but, they have had difficultly getting information. So far, no arrests have been made. Also, they say they can't verify Irving's aunt's calls for protection.

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I Miss you big bro

It seems like yesterday we was all sitting in the house laughing chilling just lovin life and our family but since youv'e been gone bro seems like a big part of our family is missing and it'll never be the same. We just celebrated your Birthday the 27th of april at turnkey center.We did it just like we know you wouldv'e.Everbody came out for you. And we knew you was there in our hearts. We could feel you all around us. Hope you got the bloons we sent you I know you did.Love you and miss you bro we'll never let your memory die or let this rest until the ones that took you away from us is brought to justice I can promise you that. Your lil sis "patweezy" only you could call me that.lol Miss you

I Can't Believe Some People Are Just That Mean

I went to school with Cinque and when I heard the news I was shocked and hurt at the same time. All I could think of was he has never bothered anyone. He was the type that you would see at any given time with a smile on his face and going about his business. I am sorry for the entire family and hope to God that the people or person that has taken this innocent person's life has sleepless nights and a miserable life. I also hope that they are caught because things like this cannot keep happening to out good people. Eb you keep your head up and be strong for you and that girl. You know in your heart that Cinque had nothing but love for you and his daughter. Keep his memory alive and know that he is with you. JUSTICE WILL BE SERVED.

I am sorry for the death of

I am sorry for the death of your LOVE ONE. These crimes have got to stop. You all in the community need to come together and form a group and work together. Start video taping,recording conversations,having meetings and take back your neighborhoods. Even if it means turning your own children in. At least you will know where they are at and only your family will be hurt and not other families. I hate to even think that the police didnt help. i could believe that if you all went to Sid Causey with the problem but if you all went to Evangelous ((police chief) I probably mispelled his name.) I had faith that he would help. I am not being funny but where would someone have $1500.00 weekly extra? That is half of my home monthly mortgage payment. If you all want your neighborhoods back that ACTION.... Turn the people that committed this crime names in.....

Dont know you but feel the family pain

Death,be not proud Death,be not proud,though some have called thee Mighty and dreadful, for thou art not so; For those whom thou think'st thou dost overthrow Die not, poor Death, nor yet canst thou kill me. From rest and sleep, which but thy pictures be, Much pleasures; then from thee much more must flow, And soonest our best men with thee do go, Rest of their bones,and soul's delivery. thou art slave to fate,chance,kings,and desperate men, And dost with poison,war,and sickness dwell, And poppy or charms can make us sleep as well And better than thy stroke; why swell'st thou then? One short sleep past,we wake eternally And death shall be no more; Death,Death, thou shalt DIE....

Warm Summer Sun

Warm summer sun, Shine kindly here, Warm southern wind, Blow softly here. Green sod above, Lie light,lie light. Good night,dear heart, Good night, good night.

The death of a real man

I have to keep commenting on the shooting death of CQ. If you can overstand, and I use that word because understanding it is not possible, then this would not have happen. CQ was a good man. When he lost his mother, he did not go out and blame the world. He manned-up and kept on living. He kept his mothers house, stayed in school, and stayed off the streets. He found the love of his life and created his baby girl whom he love dearly. Ready to begin his new life with his girlfriend and child and know it's over!!!!! Why didn't the POLICE DO SOMETHING! They can't. So what's next? OVERSTAND!!!!!!! WE MISS U, WE LOVE U and WE WILL NEVER FORGET U RIP AUNTEY B

God is in control

To the family, God is in control of every situation. U know the power of prayer. It is a tragedy what happened. My heart goes out 2 u. If u all stay in prayer God will bring his murderers 2 justice. His daughter is without a father and his family has lost another love one. He is gone but not forgotten, so cry, yell, do what you have 2 to get u through you time of grief. Hold on 2 God's hand and he'll see you through. Remember justice will b served. U can hide from yourself an man but u can't hide from God!!!!!!!

I'M TIRED

WAY TO MANY TIMES WE AWAKE AND A YOUNG MAN HAS BEEN KILLED. MURDERED DWN IN THE STREETS OF WILMINGTON. I'M TIRED OF THIS, I DID NOT KNOW CQ, BUT FROM WHAT I HAVE HEARD FROM PEOPLE WHO KNEW HIM. HE WAS A GRAT PERSON, A GOOD FATHER, A FAMILY MAN AND A GOOD KID GROWING UP..I'M TIRED OF THIS, AND HATE THE WAY THESE SO CALLED GANGS TRY TO OVERPOWER THE STEETS OF WILMINGTON. I'M TIRED OF HOW PEOPLE WON'T TELL WHEN THEY WITNESS CRIME.. I'M TIRED OF ALL MY BORTHERS, FATHERS, AND SONS DIEING WAY TO YOUNG BECAUSE OF CRIME.. I'M TIRED AND COMPLETLY FED UP, WHEN I HEAR OF SOMEONES SONS LEAVEING THIS EARTH BEFORE HIS TIME MY HEART CRIES OUT TO THE MOTHERS, THE SISTERS, THE BROTHERS, THE FATHERS, AND JUST EVERYONE, I'M TIRED OF THIS AFFECTING THE BLACK COMMUNITY AND PUTTING A LABEL ON MY BROTHERS. I'M TIRED OF VISITING THE FUNERAL HOMES, I'M TIRED OF GOING TO THE HOSPITALS,I'M TIRED OF VISITING THE PRISIONS, I'M TIRED OF SEEING DIRT THROWN ON A GRAVE..HE DIED WAY TO YOUNG.. LET ME SAY "FAMILY" PRAYING TIME, ONE NEVER KNOWS WHEN THE DEATH ANGEL WILL KNOW AT OUR DOORS WE MUST BE READY.. ONE NEVER KNOWS OUR LAST HOUR WE MUST BE READY.. MY THOUGHS AND PRAYERS GO OUT TO THE FAMILY AND FRIENDS, THAT YOU SHOULD HAVE A PIECE OF MIND, PRAYING VERY MUCH THAT WE ALLOW THE POLICE TO DO THEIR JOBS JUST MAYBE FOR ONCE.. AND TO THE YOUNG MEN THAT TOOK THIS BROTHRS LIFE... I PRAY FOR YOUR SOULS.. BECAUSE WHATS DONE IN THE DARK ALWAYS COMES TO LIGHT..I KNOW AT A TIME LIKE THIS IT'S VERY HARD TO LISTEN TO THESE WORDS... BUT FAMILY GO IN PEACE GOD HEARS YOUR PAYERS AND THE ANSWERS IS RIGHT THERE.. MAY PEACE BE WITH YOU

senseless

what a shame. its so sad to see someone like this lost to senseless viloence. my prayers go out to his family and friends. so often i see crimes and drug dealing in this neiborhood, but i so rarely see any police presence. i really dont understand it. however, i understand what the family means by they went to the police for help and got nothing. i had to call the police a few times myself, and every time at least twenty minutes later they show up with little or no concern. i think its time we as a community demand a change. we need more police presence here and i belive we can get it if we take a stand together. it seems this crime could have been prevented, and if thats the case i belive the police have some explaining to do as well. HONESTLY..... I THINK THEY JUST DONT CARE.

One of Gods Great creations

I live In NY and I grew up with CQ when I was living down in wilimington CQ is related to my cuz and as kids He always called me His cuz " we where Fam" I'm hundreds of miles away. Pain has no distant and boundaries. It's hard when u grew up with someone as a child and they're taken away from u in a millisecond. It makes u think we really aren't guaranteed tomorrow or the day after. This really makes me want to embrace my family & even my extended family members more. All I can think of is us growing up together as kids riding our Bikes all over town, just joking with one another are memories that constantly pass through my mind. Hearing of Cinque death really hit me hard. I cried for a long time last night one of those deep cries from the heart that drains ur body. And that's rare for me to do, not because of his passing, but the way they did him. It hurts that some spinless Pigs took away one of Gods Great creations. Cinque I will never forget your comforting laugh You're laid back demeanor, Your sense of humor You're energy was always uplifting And most of the compassion you had for other people. You will always have my respect & love always Love you cuz Hundreds of miles away still won't ease the pain :(

I'M STILL IN SHOCK ABOUT CQ

I'M STILL IN SHOCK ABOUT CQ BECAUSE WE WAS REALLY A GOOD PERSON EVERY SINCE I KNEW HIM IN MIDDLE SCHOOL ALWAYS HAD A SMILE AND NEVER GOT MAD ABOUT NOTHING WE WAS GOOD FATHER AND LOVED HIS JADA TO DEATH. WHO EVER DID THIS THEY NEED TO PAY FOR WHAT THEY DID TO HIM. RIP CQ MY HEART AND PRAYERS GO OUT TO THE FAMILY.