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Loved ones hold vigil for man killed in Portsmouth shooting

Posted at 6:06 PM, Sep 23, 2016

PORTSMOUTH, Va. - Loved ones of 36-year-old Gregory Brown held a vigil in his honor.

The vigil started at 6 p.m. along Swanson Parkway, where Brown was found shot to death on Tuesday night.

"He ran into my house, he got on the stairs, he called my name, and by the time me and my kids got to the stairs, he was already gone," says Latoya Hicks, Brown's girlfriend and mother of their eight-month-old child.

Portsmouth Police Dispatch say they received a call about the incident at 11:05 p.m. in the 40 block of Swanson Parkway.

When authorities arrived they found Brown with gunshot wounds and pronounced him dead at the scene.

"All he did was work and came home, that was it, so for that to happen to him it was unbelievable, it was crazy," says Hicks.

Pastor Keith Curry of The Healing Temple, Inc., organized a prayer circle to honor Brown and pray for the violence to stop.

"It's almost that we've become numb to it," he says. "This man's hope was robbed by darkness."

The investigation is ongoing.

If you have any information call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.