Taste of the Heights event brings community together

Posted at 11:19 PM, Nov 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-05 23:19:46-05

The Seminole Heights community is coming together, rallying around the families of the three recent shooting victims. A new mural honoring the victims is now a place neighbors can share their thoughts.

"we want everyone to know that we're still here that we're stepping up and that we're a part of this," Joey Medlin, who lives in Seminole Heights, said.

Medlin is one neighbor who opened his home to hundreds of people for Taste of the Heights, just a few weeks after three murder nearby.

"Upsetting that someone thinks they can do something like that, especially in your neighborhood, with your community," he said.

Now, a mural at Nebraska and Osborne honors the three victims. You can leave a message for their families.

"These three families had loved ones taken from them it hurts us, it hurts us all," Beverly Morrow, who grew up in Seminole Heights, said.

All proceeds from the Seminole Heights t-shirt sales will go to the victims' families, including victim Anthony Naiboa's. His father and step-mother were out at the event, bringing Anthony's spirit.

"It was always his dream to change something, change the world," his father said.

"We feel like we're not alone, the community is standing by our side," Naiboa's step-mother said.

Jessica Swartentruber said her neighbors are trying to get back to normal, but everyone is still on alert.

"It's unfortunate that this happened but it does show how great Seminole Heights as a community is, that everyone has kind of banded together," she said.

If you know anything about the killer, call police.