LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – People from different faiths and walks of life lit candles and shared words of prayer to honor victims of homicides.
Louisville Metro Police say 102 people survived gunshot wounds in 2013 while another 48 became victims of homicide. More than a third of those cases are still unsolved.
“Services like what we have here today are to remind us and the families that we have not forgotten, that we will not forget and we will not rest until we’ve done all we can do to hopefully hold someone accountable,” LMPD Chief Steve Conrad said.
Attendees of the event at Christ Church Cathedral’s Interfaith Memorial Service were invited to light a candle and take a flower as a symbol of healing and hope for those who have survived violence.