Family affected twice in 3 months by gun violence in Niagara Falls

Posted at 8:29 PM, Nov 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-25 00:17:10-05

Just hours before coming together to celebrate family on Thanksgiving...a patriarch was killed.

Ahmad “Poppy” Alsaid was taken from his wife of 20 years, 11 children, and 13 grandchildren after an armed robbery at his convenience store the Bridgeway Market.

His wife, Colleen, says this is the second time since August the family has been affected by a shooting in the Falls.

Her nephew, Seth, was shot in the head in August.

Now, they're coming together in a vigil, tired of mourning, but even more tired of the gun violence in Niagara Falls that has plagued their family.

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