“Get this community back on track’: Prayer walk to end gun violence

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RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Religious leaders and community members spent Saturday morning in prayer and reflections in an effort to cease gun violence. 

Locals gathered in honor of Markiya Dickson, a 9-year-old girl who was shot and killed at Carter Jones Park last Sunday. 

Dozens took part in the ‘Cover Our City’ walk by reading scriptures and praying for violence to come to an end in Richmond. 

“Young children are suffering,” said minister William Wiggins. “And it’s just senseless violence that’s taking control of the city. And so what we’re doing is praying that mothers and fathers everywhere as well as our bishops and apostles and pastors will step out in faith and just help get this community back on track.” 

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