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Neighbors fight to keep Frayser safe after fatal shooting

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On Thursday afternoon, community leaders responded to the violence. On Thursday afternoon, community leaders responded to the violence.
A shooting victim, 17, sat in this chair and waited for an ambulance to arrive. A shooting victim, 17, sat in this chair and waited for an ambulance to arrive.
The second man reportedly ran around the block to Gillie where a neighbor brought him inside the house and called 911. The second man reportedly ran around the block to Gillie where a neighbor brought him inside the house and called 911.
Another teen, 18-year-old Justin Fleming, fled the scene, but he was later booked with aggravated robbery. Another teen, 18-year-old Justin Fleming, fled the scene, but he was later booked with aggravated robbery.

(WMC-TV) - Police cordoned off two blocks in a Frayser neighborhood after two people were shot Wednesday during an attempted robbery, according to officials.

Now Frayser neighbors are fighting to keep their community safe.

"I just couldn't bare seeing that again," said Phyllis Fleming.

She placed a blood-stained chair on her curb on Gillie Street Wednesday. A shooting victim, 17, sat in it and waited for an ambulance to arrive.

"My instinct is to help, because I'm a mother myself. I panicked when I saw him being that young," said Fleming.

He was 17-years-old, and according to police he had been involved in an armed robbery a block over on Martha Drive.

"I didn't know what he had done or anything, he just reached out," said Fleming.

It was an armed robbery where the victim turned on the suspects, shooting them to defend himself. Police say the robbery victim shot and killed 18-year-old Micheal Warren.

Neighbors say Warren had money all around him in the street.

"Had the money under his hand, had his head on his arm just laying there like he actually fell," said neighbor Jermarcus Jones. "[The second man] just said he was shot. One of my friends picked him up, took him inside the house and called the police."

Another teen, 18-year-old Justin Fleming, fled the scene, but he was later booked with aggravated robbery. He was with the two robbery suspects who were shot, but police say Fleming was not shot.

On Thursday afternoon, community leaders responded to the violence.

"Somebody has to take responsibility," said Deandre Brown with LifeLine To Success.

LifeLine to Success partnered with 901 BLOC Squad to host a BBQ for the neighborhood. One that was full of children, who they say should not be exposed to violence.

"You can't erase what they've seen, but you can attempt to show them that it's not normal. It happened yet, it was a bad situation yes, but it's not normal, this is what's normal," said Brown.

At this time, no charges will be filed against the shooter.

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