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James Island shooting victims’ families plead for violence to stop

The Charleston County Coroner's Office says 28-year-old Kurt Melton of James Island died from a gunshot wound Sunday night. (Source: Melton family) The Charleston County Coroner's Office says 28-year-old Kurt Melton of James Island died from a gunshot wound Sunday night. (Source: Melton family)
The family of Kurt Melton, who was fatally shot Sunday, pleaded Tuesday for the violence to stop. (Source: Live 5) The family of Kurt Melton, who was fatally shot Sunday, pleaded Tuesday for the violence to stop. (Source: Live 5)
JAMES ISLAND, SC (WCSC) -

Two shootings in two days on the same James Island Road have both victims' families spreading the same message for the community.

A man was shot dead in a car Sunday night and a woman was shot in the stomach early Tuesday morning.

Kurt Melton, 28, died late Sunday night from a gunshot wound. Charleston County deputies found him shot dead in a car on Greenhill Road.

"Kurt was a good brother, father to his children. I called him every day, I talked to him every day," Melton’s brother, Michael Meyers said.

“I haven't slept in two days, I haven't eaten in two days," Sonia Meyers, Melton’s mother, said. "His car was riddled with bullets. I don't want street justice, I want them put in jail."

The second shooting took place at a home on Greenhill Road. People who live in the house said they're fearful for their lives.

Deputies found a woman inside the home shot in the stomach. She is in the hospital recovering.

“Through the door, through the bottom parts, through the house,” Joslyn Brown said, describing where the bullets hit. It was Brown’s mother’s home that was shot up early Tuesday morning.

“We can't sleep at night. We just want the violence to stop,” she said.

"As a child growing up in that area, it was wonderful. Everyone got along and looked out for each other. I don't know where this violence is coming from," James Island resident Cynthia Prioleau said. Prioleau grew up on Greenhill Road. "I'm doing a lot of praying, just asking God to intervene and change people’s hearts and mind. If they have an issue, talk it out. All of this violence should cease. It should come to an end."

"We're all family around here," Brown said. "They shot my mother's house for no reason. They killed my cousin for no reason. All this violence needs to stop."

Deputies say they believe the two shootings are related.

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