Group 'uniting for peace' in walk to end gun violence on the east side

Group participates in a walk to end gun violence on the east side. (WTHR Photo)

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) – In response to the violence, City County Counselor La Keisha Jackson co-hosted a peace walk on the east side.

This annual walk started in 2016.

People who have lost a loved one to gun violence carried pictures to remember them.

Together, they marched from 42nd and Post Road to 42nd and Mitthoeffer Road, an area known for gun violence in the city.

A few of the people at the walk Saturday actually witnessed Friday night's shooting and say they've seen enough.

"Last night we were downtown at the monument and we seen that 14 year old get shot," said Tiffany Gay. "It's just a good opportunity to get out and put the word out there to stop the gun violence."

"Put the guns down, like its not worth loosing a life or taking a life," said Tracie Turentine, who lost her son to gun violence six years ago.

Last year, Jackson was a part of a resolution to make gun violence and violent crimes a public health danger in the city.

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