Peace walk raises awareness about gun violence

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – People across the country wore orange on Friday to show their support for national gun violence awareness day.

On Saturday, locals kept the awareness going with a peace walk.

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Several mothers in Kentucky have buried their own children because they were senselessly killed.

Marita Cole lost her son, Joshua when he was 26 years old.

He was shot and killed on Anderson Street in Lexington two years ago.



“It’s life changing,” said Marita Cole.

Deana Howard also lost her son, Sean.

He was killed on Richmond Road in Lexington two years ago and he was only 19 years old.

“That phone call is the worst phone call you can receive in your life. You brought these children into the world and somebody else decides to take them out,” said Deana Howard.

Both of these mothers are taking action and are raising awareness about gun violence.

They say having a peace walk shows them they are not alone and there is a community fighting for a safer community.