Liberty City Families Rally for Peace

Richard Dunn, a candidate for Miami city commissioner, organized the event that was held less than 24 hours after a 9-year-old child was shot

By Christina Hernandez
|  Friday, Nov 15, 2013  |  Updated 11:56 PM EDT
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"Not Again" is the message from families living in Liberty City. With prayer, candles, and signs, they hoped to make a difference at a peace rally Friday night. NBC 6's Christina Hernandez reports.

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Boy Recovering After Being Shot in Face

A 9-year-old boy was rushed to the hospital after he was shot in the face while sleeping inside his Liberty City home early Friday. The drive-by shooting happened just after 3 a.m. in the 800 block of Northwest 8th Terrace and left the home riddled with bullets, Miami Police said. NBC 6's Hank Tester reports.

Boy, 9, Shot While Sleeping in Liberty City Home

A 9-year-old boy was rushed to the hospital after he was shot in the face while sleeping inside his Liberty City home early Friday. NBC 6's Bobby Brooks spoke with the boy's aunt and neighbors about the drive-by shooting.
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"Not Again" is the message from families living in Liberty City. With prayer, candles, and signs, they hoped to make a difference at a peace rally Friday night.

"It's a franchise of murders being committed in our community," resident Reverend Tate said. "If I don't come out and speak out, then who will? As a leader in our community, we all should be concerned about the death of one."

The rally took place less than 24 hours after a 9-year-old boy was shot in the face while sleeping in his bed.

Bullet holes and damage were left behind everywhere in and around the home the boy was in. Neighbors said they heard at least two dozen shots fired, and in Liberty City, gunfire is a familiar sound.

Richard Dunn organized the Friday night event. He is a Liberty City resident who is also running for Miami city commissioner.

One out spoken rallygoer said the event wasn't for the right reasons, but a political move.

"I believe in leadership, but let’s get the priorities right," she said. "Not again. Not again with my children."

Dunn told NBC 6 it has nothing to do with politics. He wants to see the violence stop.

"Children are not supposed to die at an early age," Dunn said. "This will not be tolerated."

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