Politics & Government

14 shootings in less than a month leaves neighbors afraid, families destroyed

MACON, Ga. -- When Udondra Hargrove’s mother shared breakfast with her only son Oct. 8 she didn’t know it would be the last time.

After eating sausage, eggs and grits, the 33-year-old said, “I love you ma” and left their Blossom Avenue home for his job. He works for a heating and air company, said his uncle Louie Hargrove.

Udondra Hargrove had his share of run-ins with the law, including pleading guilty to involuntary manslaughter for killing a man at age 17 and a drug offense, but his family says he turned his life around.

After getting off work at about 7:30 p.m., Hargrove went to get a haircut. As he walked home at about 9 p.m., he was gunned down near the intersection of Montpelier and Pansy avenues.

Hargrove is one of four people killed in Macon by gun violence since Sept. 20. Ten others have been shot during that same time period. Macon police have made arrests in connection with three of the cases.

Hargrove was buried Friday.

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