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ATLANTA -- It has been over a month since two fathers were gunned down at an apartment complex in East Atlanta and their killers are still out there.

That's why Atlanta Police hit the streets looking for clues in the unsolved case.

It is called a "Tactical Neighborhood Canvass" and it has helped solve crimes in the past.

That's the hope of police and the mothers of the two victims. Atlanta police went door to door asking people if they remembered anything from the night of the crime that would help them solve it.

On October 15, 2014 Derrick McGinty, 37 and Michael Edwards, 30, were gunned down in the parking lot of an apartment complex at 1800 Memorial Drive in East Atlanta. Another man was shot in the leg and survived.
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We understand it may have been some type of an argument that led up to the shootings,
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said Lt. Charles Hampton.

But, an argument with who? It has been over a month, and not knowing, hasn't gotten any easier for McGinty's mother Catherine Collins.
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No, it's getting harder and harder,
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she said.
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It hasn't got no easier yet.
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Collins said the killers left six children without a father.
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We just need closure,
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she said.
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They took a big part out of my heart.
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Michael Edwards had two sons, ages 5 and 6, and he has a mother who wants justice.
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The holidays around the corner,
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said Veronica Edwards.
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You're used to having certain ones there, him, his love, his spirit and it's just awful.
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The only evidence from witnesses before the police canvass was that there were at least two shooters and they fled in a red vehicle.
Police ask anyone who may know more than that, to call Crime Stoppers Atlanta at 404-577-TIPS (8477).

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