LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – February 23 marks a year since the tragedy of the Trayvon Martin shooting.
Cities across the country will be having discussions and rallies to discuss the progress made since the Sanford, Florida teen’s death.
A gathering was held at Shawnee High School where local citizens reflected and talked about gun control.
“I just want to talk about gun control and is there a solution to the problem. Over the past year, we’ve seen the shooting in Colorado, we’ve had an elementary school shooting, we saw a 15-year-old boy shot here and we saw a girl home on Thanksgiving break shot at a club,” event co-organizer Sarah McCoy said.
George Zimmerman admitted to shooting the 17-year-old Martin although details of the tragedy have remained blurry.
Zimmerman has claimed self defense, saying Martin attacked him while others say Zimmerman racially profiled Martin who was unarmed.