Vigil to remember, remind that violence must stop

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by Jacob Ryan and Alex Schuman

WHAS11.com

Posted on December 27, 2013 at 12:53 AM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11)--  More than 100 people gathered on Thursday night for a vigil to remember two men that were killed in December of 2012.

It was the fourth remembrance vigil in the past three days in the area and friends and families were together to do more than just share memories, they wanted to spread a message.

“With all the chaos, I just want to let people know we’re here fighting,” said Kenneth Forbes Sr., the father of one of the victims of those 2012 shootings.

Forbes’ son, Kenneth, along with Jamie Young, are just two among many that have been killed as a result of gun violence.

He said the complex problem can be solved if residents start becoming more ‘neighborly.’

“We don’t have any neighborhoods anymore,” Forbes’ said.

Libby Mack’s son was charged  in one of the murders and she said the violence must stop.

“It’s breaking our hearts,” she said.

The families of Young and Forbes did not know each other before they were killed. Young was murdered just six days after Forbes.

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