Local group made up of high school, college students march against gun violence

"We Live" group marches against gun violence. (WTHR Photo)

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) – A local organization is speaking out about gun violence.

"WE LIVE" is an Indianapolis group made up of high school and college students who took to the streets to march on the northeast side.

"You know it's personal, gun violence is personal to me," said Brandon Wolf. "On June 12th 2016, I did what so many people in Orlando did and that was go to Pulse Nightclub with my friends."

Brandon remembers that night quickly turning into tragedy.

"I was lucky to not be injured - my best friends were not so lucky," said Wolf. "So I've spent the last three years - because they don't have a voice anymore, they don't have a future, they don't have a story to tell telling their story, telling my own story in the hopes that I can save some other families, friends, communities from experiencing that."

Mayor Joe Hogsett says Indianapolis is working hard to prevent gun violence.

'Whether it's through our crime and gun intelligence center or whether it's through better technology we are identifying more weapons that are possessed illegally," said Mayor Hogsett.

"This generation right now that is graduating high school going off to college, the young people organizing here today, they don't know a world without active shooter drills, they don't know a world where one of their peers is not on the news every other week talking about having survived a school shooting," said Wolf. "So if anyone is going to change it, if anyone is going to be passionate about doing something different, it's that generation of people."

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