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Families call for witnesses to come forward in the killing of four in Akron
At a vigil last night, April Roberts-Gilbert led 300 people in a call-to-action after her son and three others were found shot in their heads
by WKSU's KABIR BHATIA


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April Roberts-Gilbert stands outside #42 at the Kimlyn Circle apartments, where her son and 3 others were found murdered last Thursday
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A vigil last night for the four people found murdered in a townhouse near Chapel Hill Mall became not just a remembrance, but a call for community unity and action. WKSU’s Kabir Bhatia reports.
Vigil for four people murdered in Akron apartment

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April Roberts-Gilbert led the vigil for the four people murdered – including her son, Ronald Roberts, and called to the community to help.

“Don’t think because you pick up the phone, you’re a snitch! ... If you know something or you heard something or even seen something, it ain’t about being a snitch. Get it together.”

She called on the crowd of about 300 people to band together not just to solve the murder, but to prevent future tragedies in the northeast Akron housing project.

Darrita Davis of “Stop the Violence Akron” then called on Akron police to reinstitute a gun buy-back program.

“We’re continuing to lose lives and it’s not even summer time yet. So I think that it would be effective."  She said her group has riased $5,200 toward the buy-back, but needs much more.

Akron police have no suspect in the murders. April Roberts-Gilbert said she plans to make funeral arrangements for her son starting today.

Also killed were Ronald’s girlfriend, Kiana Welch, along with Kem Rashad Delaney and Maria Nash.
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