Greenburgh residents hold vigil to honor gun violence victims

Community members and leaders held a vigil in Greenburgh Thursday to remember shooting victims and to call to an end of gun violence.

News 12 Staff

Aug 21, 2020, 1:12 AM

Updated 1,369 days ago

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Community members and leaders held a vigil in Greenburgh Thursday to remember shooting victims and to call to an end of gun violence.
Many of the families who gathered at Yosemite Park came from different backgrounds, but they all share the tragedy of losing a loved one to gun violence.
One by one, they told their stories of tragic loss at the "Stop Gun Violence Rally."
Nazarene Duncan's 24-year-old son, Wilbert "Junior" Francis, died four years ago after being shot 14 times in Mount Vernon.
"Put the guns down, and if you see something, say something, because when you don't say nothing you're letting that person be able to do it to somebody else, and eventually it may land on your doorstep. Put the guns down! Stop!" Duncan pleaded.
Participants said while they need the help of lawmakers like Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, who also attended, they also need the community to work with each other and with law enforcement to end the problem.


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