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Davis vigil attendees remember mass shooting victims

Dozens of people gathered in Davis Central Park on Wednesday night for a candlelight vigil – marking the start of National Violence Awareness Month. The rally was organized and was attended by elected leaders, including U.S. MP Mike Thompson, Mayor Davis Gloria Partida and Yolo County Attorney Jeff Reisig, among others. “We do not realize, I think, the extent of the problem we have,” said attendee Frances Haydock when asked by KCRA 3 what brought her to the rally. “Things like this really take a moment and they worry about how awful they are.” Defense and community groups from the area also took part in the event, which organizers say was aimed at honoring the lives lost in the latest mass shootings in Uwalde, Texas and Buffalo, New York. “These shootings have no local boundaries.” , said Jackson Mills, who attended the event. “They happen all over the country and affect the lives of thousands of people every year.” The vigil took place a few hours after attendees learned of another mass shooting in the United States. “I came out here tonight not just as a Californian, but as an American citizen,” said Adriana Lille, who was present at the event. “All my life we ​​have watched gun violence disintegrate, not just our communities, but our schools, our places of worship, our hospitals. We can not continue to live like this.” Religious leaders also spoke in vigil and silence was observed before the crowd dispersed. The concentration lasted about 30 minutes. Both the prosecutor and MP Thompson’s office said about 30 people in the United States die every day in gun incidents.

Dozens of people gathered in Davis Central Park on Wednesday night for a candlelight vigil – marking the start of National Violence Awareness Month.

The rally was organized and was attended by elected leaders, including U.S. MP Mike Thompson, Mayor Davis Gloria Partida and Yolo County Attorney Jeff Reisig, among others.

“We do not realize, I think, the extent of the problem we have,” said attendee Frances Haydock when asked by KCRA 3 what brought her to the rally. “Things like this really take a moment and they think about how awful these things are.”

Defense and community teams from the area also took part in the event, which organizers said was intended to honor the lives lost in the latest mass shootings in Uvalde, Texas and Buffalo, New York.

“These shootings have no regional boundaries,” said Jackson Mills, who attended the event. “They happen all over the country and affect the lives of thousands of people every year.”

The vigil took place a few hours after attendees learned of another mass shooting in the United States. Shots fired at a medical center in Tulsa, Oklahomamentioned at the Davis event.

“I came out here tonight not just as a Californian, but as an American citizen,” said Adriana Lille, who attended the event. “All my life we ​​have been watching gun violence disintegrate, not just our communities, but our schools, our places of worship, our hospitals. “We can not continue to live like this.”

The leaders of the religions also spoke at the vigil and there was a minute’s silence before the crowd dispersed.

The concentration lasted about 30 minutes.

Both the prosecutor and Thompson’s office said about 30 people in the United States die every day in gun incidents.

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