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Police Canvass Neighborhoods for Leads in Slayings

Posted June 28, 2007 7:08 p.m. EDT
Updated June 29, 2007 4:02 p.m. EDT

— Police went door to door Thursday in hopes of finding some killers.

Dozens of officers and volunteers canvassed two neighborhoods, handing out fliers and talking with neighbors in hopes of finding leads in two recent slayings.

Quincy Bowens, 15, was killed in drive-by shooting Monday night. Police said the teen was trying to save his young cousin when he was shot.

Roderick Butler was shot in the head when he answered a knock at the front door Tuesday night.

Investigators said they don't believe the two cases are connected.

The effort led to several leads that investigators will follow up, police said.