Vigil Held For Violence Victims From Past 5 Years

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – People came together Saturday to remember victims killed in the Twin Cities metro area in the past five years.

New Salem Missionary Baptist Church in north Minneapolis was filled with song and sorrow. Friends and family members of the victims packed the pews. They held lit candles to honor the victims.

One of those victims was 3-year-old Terrell Mayes Jr., who was hit by a stray bullet in his north Minneapolis home on Dec. 26 last year.

His mother, Marsha Mayes, says a day doesn’t go by that she doesn’t remember her baby.

“My 3-year-old, it kills me his killer is still walking this earth. I could look at someone today and not know if that’s my child’s killer,” Mayes said.

There were also professionals to help others support those who grieve, including which questions to ask and how to suggest moving forward.

Over the past five years, 252 people were victims of violence in Minneapolis and St. Paul.

Comments

One Comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From WCCO | CBS Minnesota

The Leaderboard
Good Question

Listen Live