WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — A disc jockey known in his northeastern Pennsylvania community as an activist who promoted non-violence has been gunned down outside a bar.
Michael Onley performed under the name DJ Mo, but was not the disc jockey on duty when he was gunned down about 12:15 a.m. Sunday as he left Outsiders Bar in Wilkes-Barre.
Police have yet to name or charge a suspect in the shooting, which authorities and witnesses have described as a random, drive-by incident.
Onley became better known in Wilkes-Barre when he promoted a march and candlelight vigil in April 2012 to protest the death of Trayvon Martin in Florida. Onley’s brother had died as a bystander in an unrelated shooting in South Carolina at about the time Martin was fatally shot by a neighborhood watch patrolman Martin attacked.
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