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Victims family, community rally in wake of Waterloo murder

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WATERLOO (KWWL) -- The family of the victim in Waterloo's most recent murder joined others in the community in calling for an end to the violence.

A few dozen people gathered late Wednesday for the vigil on Courtland Street in Waterloo. 

Less than 24 hours earlier, that same spot was the scene of Waterloo's first murder of 2009.  Police say someone shot and killed 29 year-old Taveros Galloway as he was in his SUV Tuesday night.  Police spent most of Wednesday searching for clues and talking to witnesses.

At Wednesday's vigil, Galloways family came for some comfort.

"A young life just wasted for no reason, but we're going to get through this," said Gloria Galloway, Taveros aunt.  "We know that the Lord will prevail and whoever is behind this stupidity will be brought to justice."

They were joined by others demanding the street violence stop.  People lit candles, said prayers and set-up a make-shift memorial to Galloway.

"No more lives lost to violence. This baby was loved by many and did not deserve this to happen to him," one woman yelled at the vigil.

The group called for people to come forward with information about Galloway's murder and the still unsolved murder of Jasmine Mills in Waterloo this past December.

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