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Recent murders spark march against violence

LANCASTER, SC (WBTV) - An increase in crime this year in Lancaster County has some people concerned. A group of neighbors gathered Saturday for a march to show they are united and ready to take on the violence.

 Lancaster City Council member Tamara Green Gairs said everyone can help. "It's all about being aware of your surroundings. If you know someone is dealing drugs, if you know a robbery is in progress, if you know that kind of illegal activity is going on; it's so important that you report it."

 Other people we talked to are hoping the violence will stop. They are trying to make a difference and hope the rest of their community takes note of the issue.

 Rachelle Stevenson, who recently lost her daughter Janeka Jones, was at the march. Investigators said Jones was killed inside her mobile home in January.

 "We as a people need to come together as one to make sure our families are safe, our children are safe; we just need to come together as one," Stevenson said.

 Devontae Clinton and Wayne Blackeney are charged with killing Stevenson's daughter. Police are looking for a third suspect.

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