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Walk Held To Stop Gun Violence In Nashville

Posted at 10:11 PM, May 29, 2016

With police busy with several shootings in Nashville recently, a walk was planned to stop the murders.

The “Stop the Gun Violence Walk” was held Sunday night.

Leaders of the group "Partners In The Struggle" said the fact that a 14-year-old was killed not many days before the walk means it’s important to continue this type of event.

Sunday night's walk took place in the South Nashville area of the JC Napier homes.

“It was beautiful,” said Earl Jordan, of “Partners In The Struggle.” “We were chanting, just making an image and illustration to our city that we’re tired of the violence. We’re tired of our loved ones being shot and killed, and this is just a little format of what we were trying to do, just make an illustrative point in our community.”

The group walked several blocks before gathering in a park for prayer and conversation about gun violence.

The walk was dedicated to Yolanda Mason. She has lost two sons to gun violence in Nashville.