Community steps up efforts to solve neighbor's murder

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ATLANTA - Residents are stepping up their efforts to crack the murder of a 54-year-old man who was shot to death in broad daylight exactly one month ago.

Members of the Grant Park Neighborhood Association in southeast Atlanta are increasing the reward for information in the unsolved murder of their neighbor David McReynolds. He was walking near Grant Park on July 26 when he was shot and left to die at the intersection of Grant Park Place and Hill Street.

With the fund now up to $4,000, neighbors said they hope someone will come forward to bring justice to their friend and heal the open wounds his death has left in the community.

"He was one of those people you always saw walking around the park," said friend and Grant Park Neighborhood Association member Jeff Swing.

The victim's domestic partner spoke off camera to Channel 2's Ashley Swann. She told Swann McReynolds might have been targeted because of some lottery tickets he bought moments before his murder.

Police released surveillance video of three potential suspects to Channel 2 Action News shortly after the killing. But exactly one month later, the case remains unsolved.

Jackson Faw and other residents are now stepping in, hoping to bring a close to the case.

"People know this man, he grew up around here, and I have great confidence that someone is going to come out and say something."

Anyone with information about the murder of David McReynolds is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 404-577-8477.

Channel 2's Ashley Swann contributed to this report.