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Community vows to change culture after first 2014 homicide

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CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -

After a candlelight vigil full of prayers, songs and tears, people in the Dundeen community of West Charlotte are making it their goal to spur a change in the area's culture. 

46-year-old Keith Graham was shot to death in West Charlotte last week. Police still have not tracked down his murderer.

Sunday night, his brother Kevin Graham told WBTV the area where his brother was killed has become increasingly more violent over the years and it's time for a change.

"There's still hope in our community," said Graham. "There's still people who have a heart."

In front of more than 100 people, Graham said it's his goal to change the Dundeen culture through communication, prayer and family.

He says tonight's celebration of his brother's life was a great first step in that direction.

"I believe it was the first step to a consciousness," he said. "I will stand in a non-violent approach to bring healing to Charlotte, NC streets and that's my vow to my brother and that's my vow to the city."                                                                                                                

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a Homicide Unit Detective. The public can also call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600. 

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