Flowers near Gulfport shooting scene send powerful message - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

Flowers near Gulfport shooting scene send powerful message

The blue flowers sit at the corner of 34th Ave. and Ganges St. in Gulfport. (Photo source: WLOX) The blue flowers sit at the corner of 34th Ave. and Ganges St. in Gulfport. (Photo source: WLOX)
A handwritten message on the vase shares a powerful plea: "Stop killing each other."  (Photo source: WLOX) A handwritten message on the vase shares a powerful plea: "Stop killing each other."  (Photo source: WLOX)
Stanton Saunders (Photo source: Vanessa Smith) Stanton Saunders (Photo source: Vanessa Smith)
GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) -

A solitary bouquet of flowers with a telling message now adorns the spot near where Stanton Saunders was found shot in the chest Wednesday.

The blue flowers sit at the corner of 34th Ave. and Ganges St. in Gulfport. A handwritten message on the vase shares a powerful plea: "Stop killing each other." 

Saunders was shot to death Wednesday afternoon. His killer remains on the run, and police have released no new information on the investigation.

Saunders' family shares the message on the vase. Tonight on WLOX News Now at 6 p.m., you'll hear the family's message to young people about violence in their neighborhood.

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