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Peace Walk Held in Liberty City to Denounce Gun Violence

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    Day of Action Against Gun Violence

    NBC 6's Johnny Archer reports on the steps taking by the community in the hopes to stop gun violence in South Florida.

    (Published Wednesday, April 11, 2018)

    A peace walk was being held in Miami's Liberty City neighborhood Wednesday in light of the recent shootings and murders in the area.

    The peace walk began at Northwest 69th Street and 15th Avenue, not far from where 4-year-old Nyla Jones was killed because of gun violence last Sunday.

    The shooting was followed this past Sunday by four teenagers being shot in the area. Two of them died and one was 17-year-old Kimson Green, who attended Miami Northwestern High School and was a month away from being nominated into the national honor society.

    The other was 18-year-old Ricky Dixon, who was a former student at Miami Northwestern. Students at Northwestern came together for the four victims and former classmates who were the latest victims of gun violence in this community Wednesday, the second day in a row this school came together to show they all want change and curb the gun violence here.

    Calling for a Change in South Florida Over Gun Violence

    [MI] Calling for a Change in South Florida Over Gun Violence

    NBC 6's Johnny Archer reports on the Liberty City marches that are opposing gun violence.

    (Published Wednesday, April 11, 2018)

    Elementary school students from nearby Holmes Elementary also held a walk out of their own in protest against the gun violence, many of them chanting "Stop the violence, break the silence."

    Police are still looking for the killer from this past weekend.

    Earlier Wednesday, organizers with Bullets for Life came together to march from Brickell to the justice center in downtown Miami.

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