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Vigil held in Wilmington for victims of mass shootings

Monday's vigil took place at the 1898 Memorial. (Source: WECT) Monday's vigil took place at the 1898 Memorial. (Source: WECT)
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) -

Community members gathered Monday in Wilmington to remember the victims of two mass shootings in other states and to demand justice for an alleged victim of police brutality in North Carolina.
 
A vigil was held at the 1898 Memorial to remember the four victims killed in an April 22 Waffle House shooting in Nashville, Tenn. A moment of silence was also held for eight students and two teachers killed in a shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas on Friday.

"We're fearful for our children," said Sonya Patrick, southeastern regional director for the National Black Leadership Caucus. "You can do all the right things and still be killed, as what happened at the Waffle House shooting.

"These lives are significant, they have merit, and it's a shame that families have to identify the family members as victims for a senseless crime and this has to stop."

The group also wants justice for Anthony Wall, who was choked and slammed to the ground by a police officer at a Waffle House in Warsaw earlier this month.

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