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Family holds balloon release for man killed in Cleveland shooting

Posted at 6:18 PM, Sep 21, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-21 18:18:25-04

CLEVELAND — As gun violence continues in the City of Cleveland, some families are still mourning the loss of loved ones killed years ago. One of those families is Andre Brown’s.

Brown and his best friend were in a vehicle in Cleveland's Collinwood neighborhood in February 2019 when they were gunned down. Brown died a day after being shot in the head.

Monday would have been Brown’s 36th birthday.

His friends and family came together Monday evening to remember his life and take a stand against gun violence in Cleveland. They released balloons at his mother's home in Beachwood.

Brown is remembered as a fun-loving family man, who was the last person you would expect to be shot and killed. His family and friends think he was in the wrong place at the wrong time.

“I wish whoever did this to him and his friend would just turn themselves in. He has a mother, family who just really wanna know: why did you have to do this to him,” said Rosita Gilleylen, Brown’s girlfriend.

Brown's case is still unsolved.

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