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Memories of Murder: Part I

One month ago today shots rang out in Utica. When the shooting stopped 23-year-old Andre Oliver-Kenney lay dead in a parking lot. He was the city's first homicide of the year. There are still no arrests in the case and his family says still no justice.
One month ago today shots rang out in Utica. When the shooting stopped 23-year-old Andre Oliver-Kenney lay dead in a parking lot. He was the city's first homicide of the year. There are still no arrests in the case and his family says still no justice. Its been an excruciating month for Andre's family--filled with many questions and little-to-no answers from investigators. Tonight, a candle-light vigil at the bar where Andre was killed and a shocking revelation that only makes this whole ordeal more painful. "My son could have been saved, 57 whole minutes, 57 minutes he was alive," said Andre's mother, Dawn Kenney-Brown. She received the medical report today showing her 23-year-old son was still clinging to life when left to die with a single gunshot wound in Two J's parking lot. "I felt his heart he was still alive, I felt the pulse. I touched him, I knew he was still alive I touched him," said Dawn. About an hour passed from when shots were fired to when Andre died at the hospital. When every minute counts in emergency medical situations--Dawn's left wondering whether he'd be alive today if treated earlier. "The people that was in Two J's last night that stood right there and watched these people beat my son and murder my son, y'all went back in the bar and continued drinking," she said. Witnesses not coming forward to police is one of the major hurdles in the solving the case. In fact, an onlooker tipped off dawn who found her son's body even before police found him. "I found my son, as far as the police saying they found my son, no, I found Andre," she said. Each day, a battle of emotions--from anger, to grief, to sadness. My son had dreams, he had hopes just this Christmas, I had all my children and grandchildren with me," she said. Family members holding each other tight tonight and holding on to hope, that Andre's death won't go unsolved.
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