Locals gather for 1 year anniversary of Trayvon Martin's death

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by WHAS11

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Posted on February 24, 2013 at 8:42 PM

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.
 

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