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Peace Activist Comes Out Of Retirement, Speaks At Mpls Vigil

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – For eight years, K.G. Wilson worked with troubled youth and helped the families of victims taken by violence cope with the loss.

Just last week, he said he was calling it quits because there was too much greed among groups that wanted help.

But on Saturday night, Wilson went back on what he said would be his last interview and his retirement.

He called for young men and women to lead the change for a safer community at a vigil on Glenwood Avenue North in north Minneapolis.

“It’s time to step up,” he said at the vigil. “I need help, Mary needs help; it’s time to step up. There are different organizations you can get help from, especially in situations like this.”

Police say a gunman entered the Glenwood Avenue home, shot a woman inside and ran off. It was the city’s sixteenth homicide of the year.

Earlier this week, the seventeenth was recorded in south Minneapolis when a 24-year-old man was killed.

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