Victim of weekend shooting was member of group working to reduce gun violence
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- An organization that aims to reduce gun violence on Charlottesville’s streets is mourning one of its own, who was killed in a weekend shooting.
Eldridge Vandrew Smith was found in a parked SUV on Grove Street on Saturday night.
He was a member of the Brothers United to Cease the Killing, or BUCK, Squad, which was created in the wake of the shooting death of Jamarcus Washington in 2020.
The organization says Smith was on his way to work when he was shot and killed.
It says it is currently looking for a way to support Smith’s family during this time of loss and this incident amplifies the importance of its work.
The investigation into the shooting is ongoing, and anyone with information is asked to contact CrimeStoppers at (434) 977-4000.