CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Marchers carried candles to light the way through the dark streets of Charlotte's Grier Heights neighborhood Thursday night.
In the past two weeks, two men have been killed and a third man was wounded in separate shootings.
The marchers gathered at the corner of Zircon Street--where the latest victim, Nakio Cousart, was shot to death last Saturday.
Among the marchers was his cousin, Adreanne Gillmore.
"I loved him and we are out here to support him as well as the other families that lost their children," Gillmore said.
Many of those who marched said Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police needed more patrols in the neighborhood.
"They need to patrol during the daytime too," one woman said. "They are expecting the police at night but they need to be here more during the day."
CMPD Deputy Chief Vicki Foster spoke to the residents and was asked about more patrols.
"Sometimes that helps, but the reality is we can put as many people out here as we can but we still need help from the community," she said.
And many of those community members who marched said they were ready to take a stand against those in the neighborhood who sell or use drugs.
"Because it is not going to stop unless they see that somebody else cares," said neighbor Tanika Davis.