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ONLY ON 3: Two years later, Wilmington murder case still unsolved

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Tuesday morning's murder in Wilmington has a connection to an unsolved Wilmington murder from two years ago. On this day in 2008 someone gunned down Emmitt Cinque Irving in front of his home on Grace Street. That's just a few blocks away from the Tuesday's shooting that killed Quincey Rhodes, who knew Irving.

Two years after that first murder, Irving's family is still looking for answers. Joyce Clark made a promise to Irving, her nephew, as he was dying two years ago.

"My promise to him was when he was dying was I would do everything possible in order to bring the murderers to justice," Clark said.

Clark is a driven woman. Several of her family members visited Irving's grave Tuesday. She's willing to stand at Calvary Cemetery every year to let people know she won't forget her nephew.

"It's been two years ago today that he died," Clark said. "We have not found his murderer. There's a lot of people who know something, but they don't want to snitch. And when they murder or hurt someone's family, not only does the victim hurt, but the family hurts, and it's a deep wound, a scar you'll never get over."

Irving was 26 years old when a killer took his life. His daughter Jayda is now three years old.

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