Neighbors talk about impact of West 29th Street murder

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The seventh Erie homicide of the year leaves residents on West 29th Street with many unanswered questions.

Emergency responders found 44-year old Phillip Clark dead in his home Wednesday afternoon.

The coroner confirmed he died of gunshot wounds to the trunk. 

Investigators say he lived alone in his apartment.

They also say he had a disability and was confined to a wheelchair, but his neighbors want him to be remembered for his kindness, his generosity and his spirituality. 

“He was there for people. He was trying to do better for the community, do better for himself. So I don’t know why that wouldn’t happen to him,” said Adam Mysnyk, a neighbor. 

Some neighbors say this is one tragic example of the violence they’ve been seeing in the community and the surrounding area.

“I didn’t believe someone could do that. I really couldn’t. That’s sickening,” said Elizabeth Hermankaboch, a neighbor. 

While neighbors are still in shock, they say something needs to change to stop the violence from getting worse. 

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