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Man shot to death inside Huntsville home

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Huntsville police said a man was shot and killed inside a home Monday night. Huntsville police said a man was shot and killed inside a home Monday night.
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

Police are looking for a gunman who shot and killed a man inside a Huntsville home.

The shooting happened around 10:40 p.m. Monday at a home on the 600 block of O'Fallon Road in north Huntsville.

When police arrived, they said they found that 23-year-old Demarco Moore had been shot. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

A witness told police a man entered the house wearing a mask and armed with a shotgun. The witness said the man shot Moore and left.

Police spent the night looking for the shooter and even brought out the K-9 team, but so far, they haven't found him. Police are continuing to investigate.

The man's death is the sixth Huntsville homicide of 2014, more than one-fifth of the number of 2013 homicides. Huntsville Police said that figure is troubling.

Huntsville Police Chief Lewis Morris said every precinct is setting initiatives to combat not only the homicide rate but other crimes. He said those initiatives include sending more patrols to areas that are seeing those types of crimes.

Morris broke down each homicide investigation at a meeting Tuesday. Five of the six cases have been solved already. He said a lot happens behind the scenes in resources and hours trying to catch these alleged killers. He said Huntsville is still a safe place to live despite the upswing in homicides.

"We answer a lot of calls that involve the same players or the same groups of people. They're engaged in the same or similar activities. It's a spillover," said Morris.

Bridgette Taylor said she is concerned about the amount of young people both using guns and hurting or killing others. She said the six homicides are unfortunate and she and others are sick of reading similar headlines, and was compelled to organize a peace rally.

"We have to be responsible for our children, no matter how old they are. If you are a parent that has a 21 or 22-year-old, you're still responsible if that child takes another person's life," Taylor said.

Taylor's "Stop the Violence" rally is scheduled for Friday at College Plaza next to Alabama A&M.

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