It’s not just those involved in the gun violence who are affected, it’s the families and friends who have to live while their loved one is gone.
“Definitely the worst thing I’ve experienced in my entire life. just something that you can’t really erase from you’re memory,” said Scarlette Clarkson, girlfriend of victim of gun violence.
Scarlette Clarkson witnessed her boyfriend K.P. Wallace murdered outside of Benny’s downtown in April.
Family members of those killed by guns spoke at the 100 Fearless Men Rally in Eureka Park, a rally that reminds the community of those that have passed away.
The goal is to get 100 men signed up for conflict resolution classes where they learn how to deescalate heated situations.
People in attendance are no stranger to the gun violence taking place in the community.
“Once you saw them alive and they were trying to do right and i was helping them and then to see them dead and gone. you can’t bring them back. they’re gone,” said Shawn Hunter, event organizer.
Shawn Hunter, the event’s organizer, says these conflict resolution classes are needed now more than ever.
to stop the senseless violence which could have saved K.P.’s life.
“It’s killing people, it’s dividing families. We’ve completely lost someone for nothing and we can’t get him back,” said Scarlette Clarkson, girlfriend of victim of gun violence.
They want people holding the gun to think before pulling the trigger.