Deadly Thanksgiving Shooting leaves Community Searching for Answers

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This Thanksgiving weekend, a community is grieving and searching for answers after a young man was shot and killed Thursday.

The victim has been identified as 21-year-old Dwaine Johnson.

Neighbors, friends and family gathered at the scene of the crime Friday to pray.

Loved ones also left candles and flowers.

Johnson’s sister says her brother didn’t deserve to die.

 “I shouldn’t have gotten a call saying. ‘Your brother is stretched out on Grande.’ I shouldn’t have gotten that call on Thanksgiving,” Necole Newton said.

Newton says her brother was a good person and he was hanging out with friends last night.  

She has no idea why someone killed him in a parking lot on Grande Circle.

“My brother was a good person, he worked for his money and he did music,” Johnson’s brother, Demario Newton, told FOX40.

Fairfield Police say someone opened fire around 9:30 p.m. Thursday. Johnson was shot multiple times and died on scene.

Officers still don’t know what sparked the violence.

“Sometimes during the holidays, certainly there’s violence especially when families get together but, at this point, I don’t care to speculate as to why the shooting occurred,” Fairfield Police Sergeant Randy Boggs said.

Cops say crime is not unusual in this neighborhood.

No arrests have been made.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Fairfield Police Department at (707) 428-7600.