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Community remembers David Griffis

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Updated: 8/28/2013 11:08 am
LAKE BUTLER, Fla.-- Just days after being gunned down and fighting for his life, David Griffis has died.

"We didn't expect anything like this to ever happen," Steve Holmes said.

Griffis was one of four people shot by Hubert Allen, Jr. He was listed in critical condition before family decided to pull the plug. We reached out to them, but it was too tough for anyone to go on camera.

Crystal Ellison planned to donate blood to Griffis, but it was too late.

"Even though he has passed, I know it can go to somebody else and help another life also," she said.

The outpouring of support for the shooting victims is evident throughout Lake Butler. There are signs like this one, and even flowers laid outside Pritchett Trucking.

"Humbling and sad to think it could happen to anybody," she continued.

Going forward, locals tell us they will rally together, pray and mourn the best way they can.

"My son's knew him and they were pretty upset with it. It's just something we're going to have to deal with and keep going on," Holmes said.

Pritchett Trucking issued the following statement:

"We are saddened today on the loss of our dear friend and colleague David Griffis. David was a remarkable man who personified true work ethic and integrity and who was an integral part of our company and of our lives. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends, and David will always be a part of our family."
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