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Mother Of Gun Violence Victim Holds Vigil And Peace Walk

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The month of April marks a difficult anniversary for one Lexington mother who lost her son because of gun violence.

But now she's making this month about saving lives and keeping communities safe.

Anita Franklin organized Sunday’s vigil and peace walk in Duncan Park. Dozens of people and police officers came together in the very same spot her son was shot to push for cease fire. The group then walked around the community handing out information on how to keep the community safe anonymously.

“We're just going to walk the streets through our neighborhood and just pass out text-a-tip information. Again, it's all about communicating and being advocates for stopping the violence,” Mom and anti-gun violence advocate Anita Franklin said.

The groups say the ultimate goal is to end gun violence altogether, but to do that the community needs to start small with one week.

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