Russell Chapin http://kbia.org en Six months after murders, community reflects on youth and violence http://kbia.org/post/six-months-after-murders-community-reflects-youth-and-violence <p>The murders of three Columbia, Mo. men last spring, two of whom were teenagers, sparked outrage from concerned residents and lead to an assessment of the effectiveness of at-risk youth crime prevention programs.</p><p>It’s been six months since the shootings, and the community has had time to heal and reflect on the meaning of this tragedy.</p><p>39 year-old Lamont Sargent was shot and killed in March, and within a month, two 17-year-old Columbia residents, DeAudre Johnson and Bryan Rankin were also murdered.</p> Fri, 21 Sep 2012 13:18:51 +0000 Russell Chapin 21555 at http://kbia.org