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Neighborhood trying to get back to normal after deadly police shooting

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CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -

Days have passed, but for people who live near where 24-year-old Jonathan Ferrell died, there is an outpouring of grief and sadness.

Bradfield Farms is a large development and the people who live closest to the crime scene didn't want to be on camera but they said this is a sad situation for everyone involved.  

"When you hear something traumatic like this when you hear gunshots it certainly something that jars you awake," said Jacques Thillet.

Jacques Thillet lives a block away from the memorial for Ferrell. Charlotte police say Ferrell was shot 10 times by Officer Randall Kerrick on Saturday morning.  

"And when you talk to people on the street, we're still talking about it," said Thillet, "Obviously, it's been a week away and the grief is just beginning."

There are constant reminders of the tragedy that happened-- a brand new door on the neighbor's home that placed the 911 call, spray paint marking where the police cars arrived that early Saturday morning, and visitors to the site. 

People have been coming by to pay their last respects.

"You're scared, you want peace but you're scared for your loved ones," said Maria Carino.

People who live in the self-described tight-knit and diverse community said they are grieving but are also trying to return to some form of normalcy.

"An anomaly because that's exactly what this was an anomaly this kind of stuff doesn't happen in this neighborhood," said Thillet.

"I hope that this doesn't happen again, it's very sad to see this happen in our neighborhood," said Carino.

Neighbors said they are trying to get back to normal life and are debating whether to have this weekend's scheduled yard sale.

The yard sale is scheduled for Saturday from 7 a.m. until noon.

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