Neighbors say "enough is enough" with the gun violence
SYRACUSE, N.Y. —
Bowed heads, prayers, and parents holding their children as everyone is sick of the violence happening in Syracuse.
“It's ridiculous. This entire week has just been catastrophic knowing that every time we wake up we find out that another person has been gunned down whether it’s being killed or just being placed at the hospital,” Nitch Jones said.
People who attended the September 21 vigil said they are devastated and heartbroken over the violence.
In light of the recent shootings, people gathered in solidarity for the five victims and their families but also the community.
And it just happened to hit an 8-year-old baby girl whom today couldn’t go to school, whom can’t go play home with her brothers and sisters and cousins and sleep in the own comfort of her own room."
“Things like this if we can get together provide support provide outreach provide knowledge it’s really a lack of knowledge and lack of opportunity in our community,” Christina Dickerson said.
The community demanding justice and pushing for an end of senseless acts of violence.
As of September 21, police are still searching for answers and the shooters.
Speakers at the vigil are urging people to speak out if they do see something wrong in their community, that’s where they say we will find answers to these crimes.
"It's these families today but it can be my family tomorrow. And that’s why the support is needed because I may need the support in the next round,” Reverend Derrick Tanyhill said.