DANVILLE, Va. (WFXR) — Following a fatal shooting at a Danville apartment complex Tuesday morning, the victim’s family says his death was a senseless loss.
According to the Danville Police Department, officers responded to the 1500 block of Richmond Boulevard just after 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 17 for a call about a man being shot outside of an apartment.
Police say they found a 29-year-old Danville man — later identified as Brandon Alexander Gore — with a fatal gunshot wound in the breezeway of the K building.
“He was an amazing person, he was an awesome father, and he had so much to offer to this world,” said Diva Garland, Gore’s aunt.
She said the violence that took her nephew on Tuesday morning at the Purdum Woods Apartments is unbelievable.
According to Garland, Gore was her sister’s son who was given up for adoption, so both families are mourning his loss.
“My whole world stopped,” she said.
Najee Wells had just gotten to know his cousin — who he calls ‘Moose’ — but Gore had already made an impact on his life.
“He would go out of his way for anybody…I knew that personally,” said Wells.
He adds it was easy to see Gore’s love for his children.
“Almost every picture that I’ve seen, I always see his babies, almost every one, he’s hugging them, kissing them,” Wells said.
“Now he has two children that are gonna grow up fatherless, all over nothing,” Wells added.
An engineer and a musician, Gore was also the person you went to for advice, according to Wells.
“So I wish I’d listened to him a lot sooner,” Gore’s cousin said.
Garland tells WFXR News that if she could speak to her nephew one more time, she would tell him she loves him.
“I would let him know how proud we all were of him and what a bright future he had. That’s what I would say to him, ‘I love you,'” Garland said. “It sucks that I can’t say that to him now, now that he’s gone.”